Clause Structure and Adjuncts in Austronesian Languages by et al. Hans-Marten Gärtner (Editor)

By et al. Hans-Marten Gärtner (Editor)

Clause constitution and Adjuncts in Austronesian Languages is a suite of papers dedicated to the syntactic research of amendment and extraction thoughts in Austronesian languages reminiscent of Kavalan, Malagasy, Niuean, Seediq, and Tagalog. Written via a few of the major students within the box, it elucidates the categorial and word structural prestige in addition to the scopal habit of sentence-level adverbs, ordering constraints on adjectival modifiers, and the character of unbounded dependencies in interplay with Philippine-type voice structures. Guglielmo Cinque's common ordering speculation for adverbs and present paintings on remnant move function theoretical issues of reference. extra quite the publication comprises an research of reduce VP-adverbs in Kavalan as serial verbs (Chang), a safeguard of 2 forms of adverbial heads in Seediq (Holmer), an account of attainable DP-internal serializations in Niuean by way of remnant move (Kahnemuyipour Massam), a plea for relative, scope-based adverb ordering in Tagalog (Kaufman), a clefting method of unbounded dependencies in Malagasy (Potsdam), a severe evaluate of constraints on remnant circulation as utilized to adverb orderings in Malagasy (Thiersch), and an research of the Malagasy voice procedure at the foundation of clitic left-dislocation (Travis). The editors' creation undertakes a serious survey of the correct empirical and theoretical historical past. a considerable a part of the empirical proof are awarded the following for the 1st time, and the publication will motivate extra systematic research of the usually missed points of modificational innovations in Austronesian languages. The booklet might be of price to linguists attracted to modern syntactic research and to each person looking a deeper figuring out of the formal homes of Austronesian.

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25 Finally, there are additional complications involving adjunct extraction. These will be dealt with in the following section. 2. Issues in the syntax of adjuncts and the view from Austronesian As has been indicated earlier, it can be argued that progress on the three major issues of Austronesian syntax demands that more attention be paid to the syntax of adjuncts. This is in spite of the fact that adjuncts come in 14 Hans-Martin Gärtner, Paul Law, and Joachim Sabel such an awe-inspiring number and formal as well as semantic variety.

B. ' a. b. c. d. WH +ref . . +AGRWH WH +ref . . REF . . REF . [ . [ . [ ... [ . . +AGR™ . . t ] . . +AGR™ . . t ] . . +AGR™ . . t ] . . +AGRWH . . t ] Interestingly, Donohue & Maclachlan (1999) challenge Chung's view of wA-agreement. 46 Under this perspective, the lower +AGRWK would be a reflex of the familiar "trigger only" constraint. It's higher counterpart would indicate the trigger status of the subordinate clause. It would then follow that only referential arguments can extract from a non-trigger clause, (43b) vs.

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