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Journal Title: Linguistic Inquiry
Volume/Issue:   43/4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Linguistic Inquiry leads the field in research on current topics in linguistics. In each issue, its authors keep themselves and other readers informed of new theoretical developments based on the latest international scholarship.

Linguistic Inquiry captures the excitement of contemporary debate in the field by publishing full-scale articles as well as shorter contributions (Squibs and Discussion) and more extensive commentary (Remarks and Replies).

Volume 43, Issue 4 - Fall 2012

On Headless XP-Movement/Ellipsis full access
Kenshi Funakoshi

Children’s Grammar of Null Subjects: Evidence from Comprehension
Robyn Orfitelli, Nina Hyams

Remarks and Replies

VP-Ellipsis Is Not Licensed by VP-Topicalization
Lobke Aelbrecht, Liliane Haegeman

Quantificational Binding Does Not Require C-Command
Chris Barker

Classifiers and DP
Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Rint Sybesma

Flavors of Division
Éric Mathieu

Voiding Island Effects via Head Movement
Arthur Stepanov

Squibs and Discussion

Consequences of Candidate Omission
Max Bane, Jason Riggle

Books and Journals Received
Publisher: MIT Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.4935