Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures: Volume 10

ISBN : 9780190210595

Ur Shlonsky
368 ページ
155 x 234 mm
Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Cartography is a research program within syntactic theory that studies the syntactic structures of a particular language in order to better understand the semantic issues at play in that language. The approach arranges a language's morpho-syntactic features in a rigid universal hierarchy, and its research agenda is to describe this hierarchy - that is, to draw maps of syntactic configurations. Current work in cartography is both empirical - extending the approach to new languages and new structures - and theoretical. The 16 articles in this collection will advance both dimensions. They arise from presentations made at the Syntactic Cartography: Where do we go from here? colloquium held at the University of Geneva in June of 2012 and address three questions at the core of research in syntactic cartography: 1. Where do the contents of functional structure come from? 2. What explains the particular order or hierarchy in which they appear? 3. What are the computational restrictions on the activation of functional categories? Grouped thematically into four sections, the articles address these questions through comparative studies across various languages, such as Italian, Old Italian, Hungarian, English, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, and Chinese, among others.


Ur Shlonsky
Part 1: The Articulation of Focus
1. Can the Metrical Structure of Italian Motivate Focus Fronting?
Giuliano Bocci and Cinzia Avesani
2. The Focus Map of Clefts: Extraposition and Predication
Adriana Belletti
3. Focus Fronting and the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Valentina Bianchi
4. The Syntax of It-Clefts and the Left Periphery of the Clause
Liliane Haegeman, Andre Meinunger, and Aleksandra Vercauteren
5. Focus and Wh in Jamaican Creole: Movement and Exhaustiveness
Stephanie Durrleman and Ur Shlonsky
Part 2: Word order, Features and Agreement
6. Word Orders in the Old Italian DP
Cecilia Poletto
7. The CP/DP (Non-)Parallelism Revisited
Christopher Laenzlinger
8. Cartography and Optional Feature Realization in the Nominal Expression
Anna Cardinaletti and Giuliana Giusti
9. Czech Numerals and No Bundling
Pavel Caha
Part 3: The Left Periphery
10. Cartographic Structures in Diachrony. The Case of C-omission
Irene Franco
11. Two ReasonPs: What Are*(n't) You Coming to US for?
Yoshio Endo
12. Double Fronting in Bavarian Left Periphery
Gunther Grewendorf
Part 4: Hierarchies and Labels
13. Cartography and Selection: Case Studies in Japanese
Mamoru Saito
14. On the Topography of Chinese Modals
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
15. The Clausal Hierarchy, Features and Parameters
Theresa Biberauer & Ian Roberts
16. Cartography, Criteria, and Labeling
Luigi Rizzi


Ur Shlonsky is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva