Theoretical syntax, 1980-1990: an annotated and classified by Rosemarie Whitney Ostler

By Rosemarie Whitney Ostler

This quantity represents all significant and a few of the minor tendencies that experience developed prior to now decade. publication titles from all on hand resources were integrated, in addition to periodical articles from the key journals, every time there has been proof of a theoretical process. to make sure greatest accessibility of the entries indexed, books and articles in languages except English and unpublished dissertations and dealing papers were excluded. All entries are absolutely annotated and the amount is finished through indices of authors and topics. The booklet is meant for use through training students in addition to scholars.

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Connectedness". 223-249 (Spring 1983). Examines restrictions on parasitic gaps which cannot be accounted for by Chomsky's (1982) analysis. Suggests a revision of the Empty Category Principle in terms of the notion of 'connectedness'. 243. Kayne, Richard S. Connectedness and Binary Branching. Dordrecht & Cinnaminson, N. : Foris, 1984. xiv, 258 pp. A collection of previously published articles focusing on the author's interest in comparative syntax, especially parametric variation between English and the Romance languages, and within the Romance languages.

Amsterdam & Oxford: Elsevier-North Holland, 1987. vii, 340 pp. Collection of articles taking different theoretical approaches. Papers concentrate on case marking, classification, semantics, and discourse ergativity in various languages. 108. Dryer, Matthew S. "In Defense of a Universal Passive". 53-60 (July 1982). Supports a relational grammar analysis of passives. 109. Dryer, Matthew S. "Primary Objects, Secondary Objects and Antidative". 808-845 (Dec. 1986). Using relational grammar as a framework, author argues that some languages are sensitive to a distinction between direct object and indirect object, but others are sensitive to the difference between primary and secondary objects.

Earliest paper is 1977. 266. Lasnik, Howard. "Subjects and the 6-criterion". 1-17 (Feb. 1988). Considers how the object of a passive by-phrase receives its 6-role. Suggests that a subject 6-role be assigned structurally to NP of S or NP, or object of by. 267. Lasnik, Howard and Mamoru Saito. "On the Nature of Proper Government". 235-289 (Spring 1984). Discusses the Empty Category Principle, addressing issues such as the definition of proper government, at which levels of grammar the principle applies, and the relationship between the Empty Category Principle and other principles of the grammar.

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