A Feature-Based Syntax of Functional Categories: The by Michael Hegarty

By Michael Hegarty

This e-book develops principles of Minimalist syntax to derive useful different types from the partially-ordered positive factors expressed through useful parts, thereby allotting with useful different types as primitives of the idea. It generalizes makes an attempt to do that within the literature, whereas drawing major empirical results from basic constraints formulated to dam overgeneration. The ensuing thought of the development of useful different types is utilized to numerous difficulties in syntactic research and comparative and historic syntax, together with edition throughout Germanic languages in styles of verb-second and within the incidence of expletive matters in existential structures, verb positions in previous and heart English, difficulties concerning the placement of clitic pronouns in Romance languages and glossy Greek, and a few formerly unexamined buildings of diminished clause coordination in colloquial English. evidence from early levels of the purchase of syntax are proven to keep on with from the mechanisms for the projection of sensible positive factors as practical different types, exercised prior to all the positive aspects for a language, besides their ordering and have co-occurrence regulations, were got. it really is saw that kid acquisition of sensible parts indicates successive developmental levels, every one characterised via the variety of clausal sensible components which might be represented jointly inside a clause. This, and evidence concerning the lag in improvement of sensible different types through youngsters with particular language impairment, are proven to be now not completely reducible to obstacles in operating reminiscence or processing capability, yet to count partly at the progress of representational assets for the projection of useful different types

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Reported speech is always “speech within speech”, as characterized by Jakobson (1990: 130; quoted after Aikhenvald 2005: 2). It always implies at least two speech situations. First is the actual external speech situation (often implicit) with its speaker (reporter), addressee, the time of speaking, and the location of the speaker. Second is the prior internal speech situation with its own speaker (author), addressee, etc. Every speech situation has a reference point. Prototypical direct speech is reported from the point of view of the author of speech, just as it was originally told, including all the references to the internal speech situation: (1) Jane said, “I shall bring you here tomorrow”.

Rather, a functional definition ADVERBIAL CLAUSES IN EASTERN KHANTY 33 of subordination must be adopted, implying a universal way of construal of a relation between events. This definition takes as its basis the notions of profiling vs. base, or foregrounding vs. backgrounding (Langacker 1991). An asymmetry in the construal of states-of-affairs’ (SOA) is anticipated, where the dependent SOA lacks autonomous profile, construed in the perspective of the matrix. This study reviews semantic features of the relations between SOA, and the degree of semantic integration and predetermination of information in the dependent SOA (Cristofaro 2003).

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