Studies on Scrambling

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Author: Norbert Corver

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110857214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.
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The Acquisition of Scrambling and Cliticization

Towards a UnifiedTheory of Scrambling. In N. Corver & H. van Riemsdijk (eds.) Studies on Scrambling, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 301– 330. Meinunger, A.:1995, 'Discourse Dependent DP Deplacement', Ph. D. Dissertation.

Author: S.M. Powers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401732321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection of papers investigates two specific linguistic phenomena from the point of view of first- and second-language acquisition. While observations on the acquisition of scrambling or pronominal clitics can be found in the literature, up until the recent past they were sparse and often buried in other issues. This volume fills a long-existing gap in providing a collection of articles which focus on language acquisition but at the same time address the overarching syntactic issues involved (for example, the X-bar status of clitics, base-generation vs. movement accounts of scrambling). This volume contains an overview of L1 (and, in one case, L2) acquisition data from a number of different languages including Bernese, Swiss, German, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, as well as from several theoretical points of view with these two clause-internal processes at its center. These language acquisition data are considered to be crucial in the validation of analyses of these specific linguistic phenomena in adult grammars. The contributions in this volume include the earliest thoughts in this vein and, for this reason, should be viewed as a starting point for discussions within theoretical linguistics and language acquisition alike.
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Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition

Scrambling is the most widely studied topic in theoretical studies on Japanese syntax. This is due primarily to the fact that this movement phenomenon provides important insight on a number of fundamental properties of human languages.

Author: Mineharu Nakayama

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book focuses on important methodological and theoretical issues in Chinese and Japanese L1 and L2 acquisition. All contributions discuss experiments using the Truth Value Judgment Task (TVJT), on three syntactic and semantic domains, binding, scope interaction, and wh- and logical expressions. The issues in these grammatical domains are particularly well suited for TVJT studies as the task allows for the testing of particular interpretations among alternative representations and reveals children’s and adults’ understandings of these constructions. The book is a tribute to Stephen Crain’s contribution to the field of Chinese and Japanese language acquisition within the framework of Generative Grammar. It is a state-of-the-art collection that offers a picture of cutting-edge research on children’s and adult’s Chinese and Japanese acquisition. Readers will find the book a rich source of ideas and the starting point of new projects.
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Scrambling and the Survive Principle

In Studies on Scrambling : Movement and non - movement approaches to free - word - order phenomena , N. Corver & H. van Riemsdijk ( eds . ) , 387-429 . Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter Newmeyer , F. 2003. On split - CPs , uninterpretable ...

Author: Michael T. Putnam

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027233799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Languages with free word orders pose daunting challenges to linguistic theory because they raise questions about the nature of grammatical strings. Ross, who coined the term Scrambling to refer to the relatively 'free' word orders found in Germanic languages (among others) notes that “ the problems involved in specifying exactly the subset of the strings which will be generated are far too complicated for me to even mention here, let alone come to grips with” (1967:52). This book offers a radical re-analysis of middle field Scrambling. It argues that Scrambling is a concatenation effect, as described in Stroik's (1999, 2000, 2007) Survive analysis of minimalist syntax, driven by an interpretable referentiality feature [Ref] to the middle field, where syntactically encoded features for temporality and other world indices are checked. The purpose of this book is to investigate the syntactic properties of middle field Scrambling in synchronic West Germanic languages, and to explore, to what possible extent we can classify Scrambling as a 'syntactic phenomenon' within Survive-minimalist desiderata.
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The Acquisition of Direct Object Scrambling and Clitic Placement

However , in this study as well the absolute numbers are too low to provide definitive conclusions . ... The results of the three studies described above suggest that object scrambling in Dutch child language does not always take place ...

Author: Jeannette C. Schaeffer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027224900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book offers a new contribution to the debate concerning the “real time acquisition” of grammar in First Language Acquisition Theory. It combines detailed and quantitative observations of object placement in Dutch and Italian child language with an analysis that makes use of the Modularity Hypothesis. Real time development is explained by the interaction between two different modules of language, namely syntax and pragmatics. Children need to build up knowledge of how the world works, which includes learning that in communicating with someone else, one must realize that speaker and hearer knowledge are always independent. Since the syntactic feature referentiality can only be marked if this (pragmatic) distinction is made, and assuming that certain types of object placement (such as scrambling and clitic placement) are motivated by referentiality, it follows that the relevant syntactic mechanism is dependent on the prior acquisition of a pragmatic distinction.
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TID

... studies of scrambling , 01 : 260 reactions with gernan i um isocyanates , hydrogen NMR studies of scr am bi ing , 01 : 260 reactions with methyl thio germanate , hydrogen NMR studies of scrambling , 01 : 260 GERMANIUM heavy - iron ...

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Studies in Linguistic Variation and Change

This study differs from the above mentioned accounts of OE and OIce Scrambling, as it lies more in the direction of the optional movement approaches to Scrambling phenomena. I take Scrambling to be an optional displacement operation, ...

Author: Fabienne Toupin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This book comprises a series of studies by a number of scholars working on what might broadly be termed the “medieval” period of the history of English, focusing on Old English, Middle English, and the relatively less well-documented period of transition from the former to the latter. The volume brings together contributions not only from a variety of fields, ranging from semantics and syntax to prosody and phonology, but also from different theoretical standpoints, in order to improve the reader’s understanding of the rapid changes that affect the language at this time. The collection of papers here should be of interest to all scholars and students working on Old or Middle English, as well as to students of historical linguistics in general, given that many of the processes and methodological parameters described here will prove to be directly applicable to the study of other periods and of other languages.
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The Syntax and Processing of Scrambling Constructions in Russian

Minimal Commitment Theory Goes East Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 22 , 339 - 364 Vilner , S . ( 1994 ) Scandinavia Obiect Shift and West Germanic Scrambling . In Corver , N . and van Riemsdijk , H . ( Eds . ) Studies on ...

Author: Irina A. Sekerina

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025132460

Category: Russian language

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Studies in Linguistic Variation and Change 3

Few domains of linguistic enquiry in recent years have generated as much interest and controversy as the Scrambling-like types of word order variation. Scrambling, in its various guises (short-distance Scrambling, long-distance ...

Author: Fabienne Toupin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume brings together contributions tracing the complex paths of change taken by the English language in its long history, from its beginnings in Old English to the present day. It addresses issues in a variety of fields ranging from semantics and morphosyntax to the interface between syntax and phonology, using a number of different theoretical standpoints. As such, the text reflects a diversity of approaches to corpora, and will serve to improve the reader’s understanding of some of the many developments and alterations that have affected English. It will be of interest to all scholars and students working on the history of English, as well as students of historical linguistics in general.
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Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax

A still open question concerns the differences between object shift and scrambling constructions . In this paper I have emphasized the semantic similarities between the two , which I take to be a result of general application of the ...

Author: Höskuldur Thräinsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402002947

Category: Foreign Language Study

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O. THE CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME AND THE FIELD OF COMPARATIVE GERMANIC SYNTAX Comparati ve synchronic and diachronic syntax has become an increasingly popular and fruitful research area over the past 10-15 years. A central reason for this is that recent developments in linguistic theory have made it possible to formulate explicit and testable hypotheses concerning syntactic universals and cross-linguistic varia­ tion. Here we refer to the so-called "Principles-and-Parameters" approaches (see Chomsky 1981a, 1982, 1986a, and also Williams 1987, Freidin 1991, Chomsky and Lasnik 1993, and references cited in these works). It may even be fair to say that the Government-Binding framework (first outlined by Chomsky 1981b)-a spe­ cific instantiation of the Principles-and-Parameters approach-has been more influential than any other theoretical syntactic framework. Since 1984, syntacticians investigating the formal properties of Germanic languages have, as an international effort, organized "workshops" on comparative Germanic syntax. The first was held at the University of Trondheim in Trondheim, Norway (1984), the second at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland (1985), the third at the University of Abo in Abo, Finland (1986), the fourth at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1987), the fifth in Groningen, The Nether­ lands (1988), the sixth in Lund, Sweden (1989), the seventh in Stuttgart, Germany (1991), the eighth in Troms~, Norway (1992), the ninth at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (1994), the tenth at the Catholic University in Brussels, Belgium (1995), and the eleventh at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA (1995).
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Pragmatic Particles

'The EPP, scrambling, and wh-in-situ'. Current Studies in Linguistics Series, 36, 293–338. Miyagawa, S. (2003). 'A-movement scrambling and options without optionality'. In S. Karimi (ed.), Word Order and Scrambling, pp. 177–200.

Author: Jieun Kiaer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350118478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Pragmatic Particles sheds new light on the linguistic theory and application of Asian languages with a particular focus on the role of particles and their socio-pragmatic nature. Drawing on a range of data that spans Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish and beyond, the multidimensionality of Asian languages is brought to attention. Particles are central in this discourse and their constructive, expressive and attitudinal behaviours are revealed to be neither arbitrary nor peripheral. By branching away from a predominantly Euro-centric discussion and covering the relevant formal and functional foundations of syntax and semantics, this book offers an alternative lens to the appropriate treatment of Asian languages in contemporary linguistics.
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Experiments in Focus

Second, the negativity in the ERP resembles the “scrambling negativity” effect that was reported for full DPs in ... Previous studies on scrambling have reported a scrambling negativity for scrambled DPs (e.g., →Bornkessel et al.

Author: Sam Featherston

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110622287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume presents new and cutting-edge research on the question of how we parse, interpret and understand language in more complex discourse settings. The challenge is to find empirical evidence on how information structure and semantic processing are related. Comprehensible answers are provided by showing how syntax, phonology, semantics and pragmatics interact and how they influence semantic processing and interpretation. The analysis of core information structural concepts that contribute to processing such as focus and contrast, the specific discourse status of referents that add to the common ground, context dependency and markedness as well as prosodic prominence and givenness marking has added new and convincing evidence to the research of information structure and semantic processing.
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The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics

“Scrambling as a D-structure phenomenon.” In N. Corver and van H. Riemsdijk (eds.), Studies on Scrambling. Movement and Non-Movement Approaches to Free Word-Order Phenomena. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter: 387–429.

Author: Michael T. Putnam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108386357

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Germanic language family ranges from national languages with standardized varieties, including German, Dutch and Danish, to minority languages with relatively few speakers, such as Frisian, Yiddish and Pennsylvania German. Written by internationally renowned experts of Germanic linguistics, this Handbook provides a detailed overview and analysis of the structure of modern Germanic languages and dialects. Organized thematically, it addresses key topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of standard and nonstandard varieties of Germanic languages from a comparative perspective. It also includes chapters on second language acquisition, heritage and minority languages, pidgins, and urban vernaculars. The first comprehensive survey of this vast topic, the Handbook is a vital resource for students and researchers investigating the Germanic family of languages and dialects.
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax

(2000), “Middle voice in Iraqw,” Languages of Tanzania: Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. ... “Scrambling as A'-movement,” in N. Corver and H. van Riemsdijk (eds), Studies on Scrambling: Movement and Non-Movement Approaches to ...

Author: Silvia Luraghi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441185228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This Bloomsbury Companion is the most wide-ranging, state-of-the-art resource to a key area of contemporary linguistics. It covers fundamental issues, concepts, movements and approaches within the most relevant theoretical perspectives on syntax, encompassing the relationship between syntax and other levels of grammar. This book is a major tool for understanding syntax and its essential assumptions in the broader framework of current linguistic research. It is the most complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working in syntax and neighboring fields. In addition, this companion offers a comprehensive reference resource, giving an overview of key terms and topics in syntax, research areas and new directions. With its section on methodology, it features a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. It provides a review of current research as well as practical guidance for advanced study in the area.
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Alternatives to Cartography

1994 Studies on scrambling, volume 41 of Studies in Generative Grammar. De Gruyter, Berlin. Davies, William D. and Stanley Dubinsky 2004 The Grammar ofRaising and Control. Blackwell. den Dikken, Marcel 1995 Extraposition as ...

Author: Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110217124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In the 1980s generative grammar recognized that functional material is able to project syntactic structure in conformity with the X-bar-format. This insight soon led to a considerable increase in the inventory of functional projections. The basic idea behind this line of theorizing, which goes by the name of cartography, is that sentence structure can be represented as a template of linearly ordered positions, each with their own syntactic and semantic import. In recent years, however, a number of problems have been raised for this approach. For example, certain combinations of syntactic elements cannot be linearly ordered. In light of such problems a number of alternative accounts have been explored. Some of them propose a new (often interface-related) trigger for movement, while others seek alternative means of accounting for various word order patterns. These alternatives to cartography do not form a homogeneous group, nor has there thus far been a forum where these ideas could be compared and confronted with one another. This volume fills that gap. It offers a varied and in-depth view on the position taken by a substantial number of researchers in the field today on what is presumably one of the most hotly debated and controversial issues in present-day generative grammar.
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Inorganic Reactions and Methods Oligomerization and Polymerization Formation of Intercalation Compounds

In the experimental study of molecular distributions during scrambling or in scrambled systems, it is necessary to determine1 individual molecular species in a complicated mixture of closely related structures.

Author: A. P. Hagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470145531

Category: Science

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For the first time the discipline of modern inorganic chemistry has been systematized according to a plan constructed by a council of editorial advisors and consultants, among them three Nobel laureates (E.O. Fischer, H. Taube and G. Wilkinson). Rather than producing a collection of unrelated review articles, the series creates a framework which reflects the creative potential of this scientific discipline. Thus, it stimulates future development by identifying areas which are fruitful for further research. The work is indexed in a unique way by a structured system which maximizes its usefulness to the reader. It augments the organization of the work by providing additional routes of access for specific compounds, reactions and other topics.
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Syntax Theory and Analysis

Syntax: An International Handbook of Contemporary Research, vol. 1, 506−569. ... 1994 Studies on Scrambling. ... Deprez, Viviane 1994 Parameters of object movement. In: Norbert Corver, and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), Studies on ...

Author: Tibor Kiss

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110363708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The handbook offers an overview of syntactic theory and analysis, in terms of different theories, different languages, and different methods. The Handbook presents the state of art in syntactic analysis, also dealing with the methodology employed, and the rules of argumentation required to achieve such analyses for a wide range of phenomena.
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Latin Word Order

Bare nominals: non-specific and contrastive readings under scrambling. Word Order and Scrambling, ed. ... Scrambling in Dutch: optionality and optimality. Word Order and Scrambling, ... Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, ed.

Author: A. M. Devine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199720507

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Word order is not a subject anyone reading Latin can afford to ignore: apart from anything else, word order is what gets one from disjoint sentences to coherent text. Reading a paragraph of Latin without attention to the word order entails losing access to a whole dimension of meaning, or at best using inferential procedures to guess at what is actually overtly encoded in the syntax. This book begins by introducing the reader to the linguistic concepts, formalism and analytical techniques necessary for the study of Latin word order. It then proceeds to present and analyze a representative selection of data in sufficient detail for the reader to develop both an intuitive grasp of the often rather subtle principles controlling Latin word order and a theoretically grounded understanding of the system that underlies it. Combining the rich empirical documentation of traditional philological approaches with the deeper theoretical insight of modern linguistics, this work aims to reduce the intricate surface patterns of Latin word order to a simple and general crosscategorial system of syntactic structure which translates more or less directly into constituents of pragmatic and semantic meaning.
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Advances in the Study of Behavior

Scramble competition mating systems are very common among terrestrial arthropods and result from a combination of female and male ecologies and behaviors. This type of mating system can result in selection on male traits, ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128121726

Category: Psychology

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Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. This volume makes another important contribution to the development of the field by presenting theoretical ideas and research findings to professionals studying animal behavior and related fields. Initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior Makes another important contribution to the development of the field Presents theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and related fields
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Of Grammar Words and Verses

In Studies on Scrambling. Movementand non-movementapproaches tofree word orderphenomena, Norbert Corver and Hans van Riemsdijk (eds.), 257-300. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Miyagawa, Shigeru. 2010. WhyAgree.? Why Move?

Author: Esther Torrego

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027208255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book offers new work by some major figures in the field of linguistics, addressing old debates from the perspective of current explanatory grammatical theory. These include paradigmatic relations among words, and agreeing adjectives and their grammatical source. Covering a broad range of empirical domains, the contributors of this volume examine the role of Economy in syntax and in syntactic interfaces with phonology and semantics, and their implications for processing. The evidence is taken from a great variety of languages, including Arabic dialects, Basque, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Two chapters on metrics complete honoring Carlos Piera s longstanding scholarship in linguistic theory within Spain and abroad."
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