Asymmetry in Grammar, Volume 1: Syntax and Semantics by Anna Maria Di Sciullo

By Anna Maria Di Sciullo

Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, vice chairman and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and extra practical projections for restrictive relations, in addition to a elegant analyses of case identity and presumptive pronouns. The papers on vice president talk about extra asymmetries between arguments, and among arguments and adjuncts. Double-object buildings, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope homes of adjuncts are mentioned during this point of view. The papers on CP suggest a different articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP move, and an research of version in clause constitution asymmetries. The papers in semantics aid the speculation that interpretation is a functionality of configurational asymmetry. The type/token info distinction is additional argued to correspond to the partition among the higher and decrease point of the word. it's also proposed that time of View Roles are usually not primitives of the pragmatic part, yet are head-dependent different types. Configurationality is extra argued to be required to tell apart contrastive from non-contrastive subject. Compositionality is proposed to give an explanation for cross-linguistic adaptations within the selectional habit of typologically assorted languages.

The papers in syntax comprise contributions from Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echevarría, Dana Isac, Edit Jakab, Cedric Boeckx, Julie Anne Legate, Maria Cristina Cuervo, Jacqueline Guéron, Niina Zhang, Thomas Ernst, Manuela Ambar, Jean-Yves Pollock, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ilena Paul and Stanca Somesfalean.The papers on semantics comprise contributions of Greg Carlson,Peggy Speas and Carol Tenny, Chungmin Lee, and James Pustejovsky.

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This follows from the hypothesis that modifiers, like any other phrase or head, need to be licensed, and that licensing procedes as indicated in (21) (Alexiadou 1994). (21) Generalized Licensing Criterion i. An [+F] head must be in a Spec-Head relation with a [+F] XP. ii. An [+F] XP must be in a Spec-head relation with a [+F] head.   Daniela Isac Under these assumptions, attributive intersective APs are generated as in (22). (22) DP Spec D’ D0 FP F’ Spec AP F0 NP N0 Similarly, we propose that RRCs are Specifiers of some nominal functional projection, as in (23).

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