By Anna Maria Di Sciullo

Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, vice president and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and additional sensible projections for restrictive relations, in addition to a cultured analyses of case id and presumptive pronouns. The papers on vice chairman speak about extra asymmetries between arguments, and among arguments and adjuncts. Double-object structures, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope homes of adjuncts are mentioned during this viewpoint. The papers on CP suggest one more articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP flow, and an research of version in clause constitution asymmetries. The papers in semantics help the speculation that interpretation is a functionality of configurational asymmetry. The type/token info distinction is extra argued to correspond to the partition among the higher and reduce point of the word. it's also proposed that time of View Roles are usually not primitives of the pragmatic part, yet are head-dependent different types. Configurationality is additional argued to be required to differentiate contrastive from non-contrastive subject. Compositionality is proposed to give an explanation for cross-linguistic diversifications within the selectional habit of typologically diversified languages.

The papers in syntax comprise contributions from Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echevarría, Dana Isac, Edit Jakab, Cedric Boeckx, Julie Anne Legate, Maria Cristina Cuervo, Jacqueline Guéron, Niina Zhang, Thomas Ernst, Manuela Ambar, Jean-Yves Pollock, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ilena Paul and Stanca Somesfalean.The papers on semantics comprise contributions of Greg Carlson,Peggy Speas and Carol Tenny, Chungmin Lee, and James Pustejovsky.

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The relative pronoun, when present, satisfies one of the arguments of the Verb within the RC. e. that one of the arguments of the Verb within the RRC is unsatisfied. Hence, this argument can identify the R variable contributed by the head N. The difference between N-initial and N-final RRCs thus reduces to a difference in the availability of an open thematic position within the RRC.  ‘That’ relatives vs. prenominal relatives One potential problem to this approach is the existence of RRCs that actually lack wh-pronouns in languages that have postnominal relatives.

Moreover, our analysis can also account for data which is problematic under a head adjunction hypothesis and at the same time can overcome the constituency difficulties connected to the head raising approach.   Daniela Isac Notes * This research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (grant # 412-97-0016), for the “Asymmetry and Natural Language Processing Project”, awarded to professor Anna Maria Di Sciullo, in the Département de Linguistique at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

D Celui] [qui est venu] e ]. [[D Cel] [care a venit] e ]. the-he who has come b. ny mbola tsy tonga the still not arrive ‘those who still haven’t come’ (French) (Romanian) (Malagasy) An asymmetry within the class of modifiers This shows that the second conjunct in (30) – FP2 – is a constituent, since it can independently be selected as a complement of D0 . 2 (35) But that as syre launcelot dyd was of his grete gentylness.  Comparatives, equatives, and degree constructions An indirect confirmation for our analysis comes from comparatives.

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