Head Movement in Syntax by Rosmin Mathew

By Rosmin Mathew

Head flow in Syntax argues that verb circulate is a slim syntactic phenomenon which may have an effect on locality constraints. The altered locality domain names are detectable from the best way sure phrasal parts reminiscent of a word containing a Wh are pressured to endure move. the elemental inspiration explored within the ebook dates again to Chomsky (1986) the place the move of a verb is proposed on the way to have an effect on and change a barrier. this concept is translated into modern minimalist gear to seize locality stipulations, with Wh stream in Malayalam, a Dravidian language spoken in Southern India, offering the mandatory facts. The publication additionally issues out that analysing Wh flow in Malayalam as a sub-case of concentration stream is untenable and gives a clean standpoint on Wh-in-situ as opposed to Wh-movement. moreover, the publication presents a entire research of the pronominal procedure in Malayalam, a language that violates the canonical binding stipulations.

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By Rosmin Mathew

Head flow in Syntax argues that verb circulate is a slim syntactic phenomenon which may have an effect on locality constraints. The altered locality domain names are detectable from the best way sure phrasal parts reminiscent of a word containing a Wh are pressured to endure move. the elemental inspiration explored within the ebook dates again to Chomsky (1986) the place the move of a verb is proposed on the way to have an effect on and change a barrier. this concept is translated into modern minimalist gear to seize locality stipulations, with Wh stream in Malayalam, a Dravidian language spoken in Southern India, offering the mandatory facts. The publication additionally issues out that analysing Wh flow in Malayalam as a sub-case of concentration stream is untenable and gives a clean standpoint on Wh-in-situ as opposed to Wh-movement. moreover, the publication presents a entire research of the pronominal procedure in Malayalam, a language that violates the canonical binding stipulations.

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2 Right node raising Right Node Raising (RNR) refers to constructions of the type where we find only a single overt instance of the element shared between two conjuncts. (52) Aniyan likes the university and Vipin hates the university (53) Aniyan likes, and Vipin hates, the university (53) is an example of RNR where the repeated element, ‘the university’ appears only once in the sentence. Analyses of this phenomenon can be broadly categorised into three – ellipsis, movement and multidominance. g.

Aanu Construction  (­contrastive/exhaustive) Focus in Kenesei (1986) and Rooth (1992). Horvath (2010) explicitly states that “The notion of exhaustive identification involved has an additional property (observed by Kenesei 1986): there must be at least one member in the contextually relevant set of alternatives that the predicate does not apply to. 247) As we saw above, the presence of an alternative set is not particularly obligatory for a categorical construction. What’s more, there are contexts when the subset of a potential set is not felicitous as the predication base.

Head Movement in Syntax Probably the most interesting side effect of this categorical construction in ­Malayalam is the Focus effects it exhibits. Substantiating Sasse, it is not exclusively New Information that is emphasised in these categorical sentences. 572). This is exactly the case with the aanu sentences in Malayalam where this construction is the only available strategy to express constituent negation. For example, (34) exemplifies negation in ­Malayalam, which is a case of sentential negation.

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