the passive in japanese a cartographic minimalist approach

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The Passive In Japanese

Author : Tomoko Ishizuka
ISBN : 9789027255754
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book describes and analyzes the passive voice system in Japanese within the framework of generative grammar. By unifying different types of passives conventionally distinguished within the literature, the book advances a simple minimalist account where various passive characteristics emerge from the lexical properties of a single passive morpheme interacting with independently-supported syntactic principles and general properties of Japanese. The book both reevaluates numerous properties previously discussed within the literature and introduces interesting new data collected through experiments. This novel analysis also benefits from considering the important issue of interspeaker variability, in terms of grammaticality judgments and context requirements, and its implications for individual grammar. The book will be of interest not only to students and scholars working on passive constructions, but more generally to scholars working on generative grammar, experimental syntax, language acquisition, and sentence processing.


Author : Yoko Hasegawa
ISBN : 9781107032774
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A succinct overview of the Japanese language, looking at grammar, vocabulary, meaning and sound structure, as well as sociolinguistics and history.

Understanding Minimalism

Author : Norbert Hornstein
ISBN : 0521531942
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Understanding Minimalism, first published in 2005, is an introduction to the Minimalist Program - the model of syntactic theory within generative linguistics. Accessibly written, it presents the basic principles and techniques of the minimalist program, looking firstly at analyses within Government and Binding Theory (the Minimalist Program's predecessor), and gradually introducing minimalist alternatives. Minimalist models of grammar are presented in a step-by-step fashion, and the ways in which they contrast with GB analyses are clearly explained. Spanning a decade of minimalist thinking, this textbook will enable students to develop a feel for the sorts of questions and problems that minimalism invites, and to master the techniques of minimalist analysis. Over 100 exercises are provided, encouraging them to put these skills into practice. Understanding Minimalism will be an invaluable text for intermediate and advanced students of syntactic theory, and will set a solid foundation for further study and research within Chomsky's minimalist framework.

The Acquisition Of Italian

Author : Adriana Belletti
ISBN : 902725320X
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Research on the acquisition of Italian syntax has played a major role in the study of language acquisition and development inspired by theoretical models. This book offers an updated overview of the rich results from theory-conscious experimental and corpus-based research on the acquisition of Italian in different modes (monolingual, early and late L2, SLI, etc.). It also indicates possible developments for future research inspired by these results. Experimental studies are always presented according to research questions generated by linguistic theory, thus providing a detailed illustration of the fruitful interactions between linguistic theorizing and developmental studies. The authors are leading figures in theoretical linguistics and language acquisition, often directly involved in the works presented. Both students and advanced researchers will benefit from the systematic review offered by this book and the critical assessment that it provides.

Racism Without Racists

Author : Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
ISBN : 1442202181
Genre : Social Science
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A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who believe the election of President Obama is a watershed moment that signifies the beginning of a post-racial era in America, he suggests this development embodies the racial trends of the last 40 years including two he has addressed in this book: the rise of color-blind racism as the dominant racial ideology and the emergence of an apparently more flexible racial stratification system he characterizes as Latin America-like. Some material from previous editions, including 'Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers, ' 'What is to Be Done, ' and an Appendix detailing interview questions, is now available on the Rowman & Littlefield website through the Teaching/Learning Resources link.

Bare Phrase Structure

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110381220
Genre : Generative grammar
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Relativized Minimality

Author : Luigi Rizzi
ISBN : 0262680610
Genre : Architecture
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This monograph presents an important extension of government-binding theory in syntax. It offers a new characterization of locality in the theory of government through a relativization of the Minimality Principle, and it explores the consequences of this approach for the Empty Category Principle and the analysis of a variety of empirical domains, including intervention effects, That-trace phenomena, and argument/adjunct asymmetries.The final part of the book is devoted to a new interpretation of the argument/adjunct asymmetries that arise in various extraction processes. Referential indices, a fundamental ingredient of the binding relation, are restricted to occur on referential arguments, as in Chomsky's original proposal. This natural restriction has the surprising effect of capturing the major argument-adjunct asymmetries in a straightforward manner while permitting a radical simplification of the Empty Category Principle.Luigi Rizzi is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Geneva.

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