By Anna Maria Di Sciullo
This quantity brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, vice president and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and additional practical projections for restrictive kinfolk, in addition to a sophisticated analyses of case identity and presumptive pronouns. The papers on vice president talk about additional asymmetries between arguments, and among arguments and adjuncts. Double-object buildings, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope houses of adjuncts are mentioned during this standpoint. The papers on CP suggest an extra 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 details distinction is extra argued to correspond to the partition among the higher and decrease 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 additional 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 behaviour of typologically varied languages.
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Conclusion We have provided an account of the distribution of expletive definite determiners in French indefinite contexts based on the idea that this type of determiner is French definite determiners in indefinite contexts generated low within the DP and is raised up to D. The introduction of this determiner is optional, and in the general case it mediates the transmission of nominal features up to D. This expletive determiner may be absent only if there is a prenominal adjective and the noun is a count one.
E. SpecCP), as in (11b). (11) a. [DP the [CP that John ate [DP pizza]]]] b. [DP the [CP [DPj pizza] that John ate tj ]]] Examples with relative pronouns (analyzed as transitive Determiners) have a more complex derivation, involving an initial step in which the NP complement of D raises to SpecDP, as in (12): (12) a. [DP the [CP that John ate [DP which [NP pizza]]]]] Daniela Isac b. [DP the [CP that John ate [DP [NPj pizza] which tj ]]]] c. [DP the [CP [DP [NPj pizza] which tj ]k C0 John ate tk ]]] In (12), there is first movement within the relativized Direct Object: the object NP raises in front of the Determiner that selects it, to the SpecDP position, as in (12b).
Tall student b. student who is tall We propose to capture this semantic similarity by positing a similar syntax for the relation between a Noun and an intersective Adjective, on the one hand, and the relation between a Noun and a RRC, on the other hand. Syntactically, intersective Adjectives could show up either in an attributive position, or in a predicative one, as illustrated in (2). e. that both are Specifiers of some nominal functional projection, as in (3). (2) a. the tall student b. e. attributive intersective Adjectives and RRCs.
Asymmetry in Grammar, Vol 1: Syntax and Semantics (Linguistik Aktuell Linguistics Today) by Anna Maria Di Sciullo