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Title: Mit Working Papers in Linguistics #34
Edited By: Karlos Arregi
Benjamin T. Bruening
Cornelia Krause
Vivian Lin
URL: http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Series Title: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
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Tomoyuki Yoshida LF Subjacency Effects Revisited

Thomas Roeper Leftward Movement in Morphology

Norvin Richards Dependency Formation and Directionality of Tree Construction

Andrea Rackowski Morphological Optionality in Tagalog Aspectual Reduplication

Lynn Nichols The Role of Tense in Extending Minimal Domains

Jon Nissenbaum Words as 'Phases': Evidence from English Stress

Meltem Kelepir Turkish NPIs and the Scope of Negation

Daniel Harbour Two Types of Predicate Clefts: Classical Hebrew and Beyond

Beatriz Fernandez On Split Ergativity: Evidence from Basque

Miriam Engelhardt Nominalization and Control Theory

David Embick and Rolf Noyer Locality in Post-Syntactic Operations

Marma Cristina Cuervo uirky But Not Eccentric: Dative Subjects in Spanish

Karlos Arregi Person and Number Inflection in Basque

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
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