Date: 21-Apr-2006 From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com> Subject: Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture: Lee
Title: Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture
Subtitle: A Case Study of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Author: Felicia Lee, University of British Columbia
Hardback: ISBN: 1402043007 Pages: 273 Price: Europe EURO 104.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1402043007 Pages: 273 Price: U.K. £ 80.50
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San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec, an endangered and little-examined indigenous language of Mexico, shows a range of syntactic and morphological phenomena incompatible with standard Minimalist accounts of verb movement: verbs and clearly phrasal constituents behave identically in a number of syntactic constructions, and the ordering of verbal morphemes is problematic for standard assumptions of verbal head movement.
This work proposes a VP-remnant raising account for these phenomena, motivated by Kayne's (1992) Antisymmetry program. This work also examines consequences of phrasal remnant movement for negation constructions, question formation; and the interpretation of tense, aspect, and mood.
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