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By Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

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Within the Nineteen Eighties generative grammar well-known that useful fabric is ready to venture syntactic constitution in conformity with the X-bar-format. This perception quickly resulted in a substantial elevate within the stock of practical projections. the fundamental notion in the back of this line of theorizing, which fits by way of the identify of cartography, is that sentence constitution should be represented as a template of linearly ordered positions, each one with their very own syntactic and semantic import. in recent times, even if, a few difficulties were raised for this strategy. for instance, convinced combos of syntactic parts can't be linearly ordered. In mild of such difficulties a couple of substitute debts were explored. a few of them suggest a brand new (often interface-related) set off for circulation, whereas others search substitute technique of accounting for varied notice order styles. those possible choices to cartography don't shape a homogeneous crew, nor has there to this point been a discussion board the place those principles might be in comparison and faced with each other. This quantity fills that hole. It bargains a assorted and in-depth view at the place taken by means of a considerable variety of researchers within the box this day on what's possibly probably the most hotly debated and arguable matters in present-day generative grammar.

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Cannot be interpreted as a multiple WH-question, whereas Who said that John bought what? does allow such a reading (see van Riemsdijk 1978). This section is based on Vermeulen 2008. For reasons unknown to us, an object wa-phrase prefers not to surface adjacent to a verb. In order to circumvent this issue, adverbials are inserted between object and verb throughout this section. If movement of contrastive foci in Japanese marks a domain of contrast, then the example in (27b) would also be ruled out by the constraint in (12b).

Notice that overt topic movement cannot be used to rescue structures in which a topic is contained in the background of a moved focus. We speculate that this is 44 Ad Neeleman, Elena Titov, Hans van de Koot and Reiko Vermeulen because “repair by movement” would violate Relativized Minimality: focus movement creates an A’-position that blocks association of the topic with its trace. If so, comparable structures in which a topic is linked to a pronoun should be acceptable. Indeed, there is a sharp contrast between (i) and (ii).

The scope judgment given involves the indefinite and the universal subject (indicated by a subscript ‘S’). We leave out the adjunct in (39a) in order to avoid the slight artificiality of too many universal quantifiers in a single sentence. 22. In the Russian linguistic literature different types of focus are taken to receive different Intonational Contours (IKs). New information focus is marked by IK1 (a falling tone), whereas contrastive focus receives IK2 (emphatic stress similar to IK1, but higher in tone and more intense).

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