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Tue 23 Nov 1993

Sum: Preposition Stranding

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  1. Frederick Newmeyer, Summary: Preposition stranding

Message 1: Summary: Preposition stranding

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1993 15:58:36 Summary: Preposition stranding
From: Frederick Newmeyer <>
Subject: Summary: Preposition stranding

I would like to thank the following people for responding to my queries
about preposition stranding: Karin Stromswold, Randy LaPolla, Bob Beard,
Wendy Wilkins, Taylor Roberts, Margaret Winters, Dominique Estival,
Lindsay Whaley, David Denison, Robert Van Valin, Yves Roberge, Joan
Maling, Cathy Ball, and Paul Deane.

Here are some references:

Allen, Cynthia. 1980. Topics in diachronic English syntax. New York:

Chomsky, Noam. 1981. Lectures on government and binding. (Studies in
generative grammar, 9). Dordrecht: Foris, pp. 292f.

Chomsky, Noam. 1986. Barriers. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 80f.

Christensen, Kristi. 1986. Complex passives, reanalysis, and word
formation. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 9.135-162.

Cinque, Guglielmo. 1990. Types of A-bar dependencies. (Linguistic Inquiry
Monograph Series, 17). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 48-51.

Culicover, Peter W., and Wendy Wilkins. 1984. Locality in linguistic
theory. New York: Academic Press, pp 180-184.

Davison, Alice. 1980. Peculiar passives. Language 56.42-66.

Deane, Paul. 1992. Grammar in mind and brain: explorations in cognitive
syntax. The Hague: Mouton.

Denison, David. 1993. English historical syntax: verbal constructions.
London: Longman, Chapter 7.

Erteschik-Shir, Nomi. 1981. More on extractibility from quasi-NPs.
Linguistic Inquiry 12.665-670.

Estival, Dominique . 1986. The passive in English: A case of syntactic
change. Unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Herslund, Michael. 1984. Particles, prefixes and preposition stranding.
In F. Snilrensen (ed.), Topics in Danish Syntax, (Nydanske Studier &
Almen Kommunikationsteori 14), pp. 34-71. Akademisk Forlag.

Hornstein, Norbert, and Weinberg, Amy. 1981. Case theory and preposition
stranding. Linguistic Inquiry 12.55-92.

Kayne, Richard S. 1984. Connectedness and binary branching. (Studies in
Generative Grammar, 16). Dordrecht: Foris, esp, Ch 5.

King, Ruth, and Yves Roberge. 1990. Preposition stranding in Prince
Edward Island French. Probus 351-369.

Kuno, Susumu. 1987. Functional syntax: anaphora, discourse, and empathy.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lodrup, Helge. 1991. The Norwegian pseudopassive in lexical theory.
Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 47.118-129.

Maling, Joan, and Zaenen, Annie. 1985. Preposition-stranding and passive.
Nordic Journal of Linguistics 8.197-209.

Maling, Joan, and Zaenen, Annie.1985. Preposition-stranding and oblique
case. Cornell Working Papers in Linguistics 7.149-161.

Maling, Joan. 1977. A typology of preposition stranding. Unpublished GLOW

Stromswold, Karin. 1988. The acquisitional implications of Kayne's theory
of prepositions. Unpublished ms., MIT.

Stromswold, Karin. 1989. Using naturalistic data: methodological and
theoretical issues (or how to lie with naturalistic data. Paper
presented at the14th Annual Boston University Child Language Conference,
October 13-15, 1989.

Suzuki, Norio. 1991. Focus and conditions on representation. Lingua

Takami, Ken-ichi. 1992? Preposition stranding. The Hague: Mouton.

Takami, Ken-ichi.1988. Preposition stranding: arguments against syntactic
analyses and an alternative functional explanation. Lingua 76.299-335.

Traugott, Elizabeth. 1972. The history of English syntax. New York: Holt
Rinehart Winston.

Van Riemsdijk, Henk. 1978. A case study in syntactic markedness: the
binding nature of prepositional phrases. (Studies in Generative Grammar,
4). Dordrecht: Foris.

Van Valin, Robert D. 1993. A synopsis of role and reference grammar.
Advances in role and reference grammar, ed. by Robert D. Van Valin,
1-164. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 99-100.

Whaley, Lindsay J. . 1993. The status of obliques in linguistic theory.
Unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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