In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
On Deriving Chinese Derived Nominals: Evidence for V-to-N Raising
This thesis investigates the syntactic structure of Chinese derived nominals and argues for a syntactic account (Hazout (1990) and Borer (1991, forthcoming) and against a lexical account (Chomsky 1970, Grimshaw 1990) of nominalization. It is shown that derived nominals exhibit both nominal and verbal properties. Since these verbal properties, such as word order, VP reconstruction effects, VP sensitive context deletion and constituent structure, are structureal and not lexical in nature, it is argued that derived nominals are best analyzed as syntactically derived from an underlying VP, via head-raising.