Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics by Anna Maria Di Sciullo (ed.)

By Anna Maria Di Sciullo (ed.)

This quantity 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 kin, in addition to a cultured analyses of case id and presumptive pronouns. The papers on vice chairman speak about additional asymmetries between arguments, and among arguments and adjuncts. Double-object structures, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope houses of adjuncts are mentioned during this standpoint. The papers on CP suggest another articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP flow, 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 reduce point of the word. it's also proposed that time of View Roles usually are 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 diversifications within the selectional behaviour of typologically diversified languages.

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The ‘sister of ’ relation qualifies as symmetric, as if x is the sister of y, y is also the sister of x. . My proposal extends to the morpho-conceptual properties of the other functionals including D elements, such as determiners, demonstratives, pronouns and clitics. See Di Sciullo (2000, forthcoming) for discussion. . I assume that the elementary trees in (17a) and (17b) are part of the lexicon. Functional affixes do not differ from derivational affixes in this respect. See Di Sciullo (1999b) for discussion.

In the latter, they resemble to ksana, but contrary to it, are submitted to selectional restrictions with respect to the verbal bases they attach to, in that they do not combine with all kinds of verbs. , through verb raising) or as clearcut instances of incorporation would fail to account for their peculiar behavior: their characteristics do not fulfill the basic criteria of full productivity and semantic compositionality that are proper to syntactically relevant processes. Thus, on the basis of considerations taken from semantics, there are reasons to provide a morphological account for both kse- and para, while for ksana further evidence should be looked for.

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