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Title: Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture
Subtitle: A Case Study of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec
Written By: Felicia Lee
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

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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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Zapotec, San Juan Guelavía
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402043007
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 273
Prices: Europe EURO 104.95
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U.S. $ 129.00