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Title Language, syntax, and the natural sciences / edited by Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), Roger Martin (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title page; Imprints page; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I The Computational Component; 1 Deriving Multiple "Object" Constructions; 1 The Lay of the Land; 2 Deriving Structure; 3 Virtues; 4 Some Complications: Alternate Underlying Configurations; 4.1 Binding; 4.2 Possessor Effects; 5 Conclusion; References; 2 Verbal Complex Formation and Overt Subjects in Infinitivals in Spanish; 1 Introduction; 2 On the Position of Postverbal Subjects in Infinitival Clauses: A Comparison of Catalan and Spanish
1 Wh-Island Escape and Related Matters2 Family of Questions Readings: A Constraint and a Loophole; 3 In Lieu of a Conclusion; References; 4 Context-Sensitive Aspects of Constituent Negation; 1 Sequences of Neg+Quantifier Phrase in Spanish; 2 Asymmetries in the Behavior of NEG+QP Sequences; 2.1 Word Order: Relative Order between Negation and Case Markers/Prepositions; 2.2 Scales and Constituent Negation; 3 Where Is Negation?; 3.1 Clausal Adverbs; 3.2 The Relative Scope of NEG+QP Sequences with Respect to Intensional Verbs; 3.3 Sentences with Double Negation
3 The V S INF XP and V INF S XP and Control3.1 The V S INF XP Order; 3.2 Some Objections to Backward Control Analysis for the V INF S XP Orders; 4 Towards a Phrasal Movement Analysis of Postverbal Subjects with Infinitives in Spanish; 5 On the High Position of Subject in VSO Structures and V INF S O; 5.1 Leftward Movement of Quantifiers and the Position of the Subject; 5.2 The Special Behavior of Pronominal Elements and the Auxiliary Have Plus Past Participle; 6 The Problem of Locality in These Verbal Complexes; 7 Conclusions; References; 3 Two Families of Questions
4 Conclusion: The Underlying Syntactic Structures of NEG+QP Sequences and the Different Position of NegationReferences; 5 Phasehood and Romance Adverbial Because-Clauses; 1 Introduction; 2 Mood Marking; 3 Phases and Clause Transparency; 3.1 Tense-Defective Subjunctive Clauses; 3.2 (Because)-Subjunctive Clauses; 3.3 Because-Subjunctive Clauses and the Left Periphery; 3.4 Because-Clauses and Intonation; 4 Final Remarks; References; 6 No-Choice Parameters, Phi-Features, and the Structure of DP; 1 Introduction; 2 No-Choice Parameters; 3 Agree and Incorporation; 4 The Structure of DP
Summary Language, apart from its cultural and social dimension, has a scientific side that is connected not only to the study of 'grammar' in a more or less traditional sense, but also to disciplines like mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. This book explores developments in linguistic theory, looking in particular at the theory of generative grammar from the perspective of the natural sciences. It highlights the complex and dynamic nature of language, suggesting that a comprehensive and full understanding of such a species-specific property will only be achieved through interdisciplinary work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 28, 2018)
Subject Communication in science.
Science -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Gallego, Ángel J., editor
Martin, Roger, 1967- editor
ISBN 1108639194 (electronic bk.)
9781108639194 (electronic bk.)