"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
This volume presents a collection of papers of recent generative research into the properties of phrasal and feature movement, which explore these key syntactic phenomena from different angles and across languages. The papers advance or build on models of movement which capitalize either on generalized feature movement or on generalized remnant movement. Both these approaches attempt to develop a restrictive theory of movement aiming at a simplification of the operations of the computational system. Despite the fact that they are so different technically, generalized feature movement and generalized remnant movement both push the theory of movement to the same direction in two important respects: (a) Elimination of head movement. (b) Elimination of covert movement.
The book is of primary interest to researchers and students in theoretical linguistics and syntactic theory.
Table of Contents
Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Sjef Barbiers and Hans-Martin Gärtner 3
2. Raising without infinitives and the role of agreement
Artemis Alexiadou and Elena Anagnostopoulou 17
3. Prosodic diagnostics for remnant AP movement in Polish
Piotr Bański 31
4. Remnant stranding and the theory of Movement
Sjef Barbiers 47
5. VOS in Portuguese: arguments against an analysis in terms of remnant movement
João Costa 69
6. Against remnant VP-movement
Gisbert Fanselow 91
7. Remnant movement and partial deletion
Roland Hinterhölzl 127
8. Derivations and complexity filters
Hilda Koopman 151
9. Feature movement or agreement at a distance?
Howard Lasnik 189
10. Two types of remnant movement
Gereon Müller 209
11. On feature movement
Masanori Nakamura 243
12. CP-pied-piping and remnant IP movement in long distance wh-movement
Máire B. Noonan 269
13. Phrasal movement in Hebrew adjectives and possessives
Ivy Sichel 297