Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture

A Case Study of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec

Authors: Lee, Felicia

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San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec, an endangered and little-examined indigenous language of Mexico, shows a range of syntactic and morphological phenomena incompatible with standard Minimalist accounts of verb movement: verbs and clearly phrasal constituents behave identically in a number of syntactic constructions, and the ordering of verbal morphemes is problematic for standard assumptions of verbal head movement.

This work proposes a VP-remnant raising account for these phenomena, motivated by Kayne’s (1992) Antisymmetry program. This work also examines consequences of phrasal remnant movement for negation constructions, question formation; and the interpretation of tense, aspect, and mood.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • An Introduction to San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec

    Lee, Felicia

    Pages 1-27

  • Background and Theoretical Assumptions

    Lee, Felicia

    Pages 29-47

  • The Syntax of Verb Raising in SLQZ: Arguments for VP Raising

    Lee, Felicia

    Pages 49-106

  • Further Consequences of VP-Remnant Movement: Some Common Negation Structures in SLQZ

    Lee, Felicia

    Pages 107-163

  • More on the Structure of the Left Periphery: The Syntax of Questions

    Lee, Felicia

    Pages 165-197

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remnant Raising and VSO Clausal Architecture
Book Subtitle
A Case Study of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
66
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4308-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4308-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4300-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8187-3
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 274
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