Each paper in this collection provides theoretical solutions to empirically-based problems. Some papers deal with structures which are perennial favourites. Others deal with morphosyntactic issues including the representation of ergativity, mood, case, agreement, and polysynthesis. Some contributors diverge from straightforward relational accounts to use linking or mapping devices or specifier positions to represent the interface of morphology and syntax. The included data is from languages as diverse as Abkhaz, Bantu, Basque, Cheyenne, Dutch, Eskimo, French, Fula, Georgian, Italian, Halkomelem, Jakaltek, Japanese, Kwa, Malagasy, Potawatomi, Russian, Southern Tiwa, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, Wakashan, and Yimas. The data is derived from original fieldwork of the contributors. Thus the volume makes an empirical, as well as a theoretical contribution to linguistic research.
Preface; Word-internal semantic relations in Wakashan Emmon Bach; Mapping theory and Fula verbal extensions Christopher Culy and William D. Davies; Mapping Basque psych verbs William D. Davies and Asuncion Martinez-Arbelaiz; Experiencers of psych verbs in Tagalog Videa P. DeGuzman; Expletive subjects in Lingala: a challenge to Burzio's generalisation Stanley Dubinsky and Mazemba Nzwanga; Southern Tiwa argument structure Donald G. Franz; Relational grammar laws, the theory of parameters and the acquisition of Spanish Nora Gonzales; The structure and surface form of benefactives and other prepositional grammatical relations Mika Hoffman; On some mood alternations in Labrador Inuttut Alana Johns; Verb agreement and grammatical relations David Kathman; Predicate-argument structure in Malagasy Edward L. Keenan; Excorporation and (Non)-1AEX Yoshihisa Kitagawa; Mapping constructions as word templates: evidence from French Jean-Pierre Koenig; On grammatical relations in Malagasy control structures Paul Law; Causee prominence constraints in French and elsewhere Geraldine Legendre; Lexical Case and NP Raising Kumiko G. Murasugi; Predication within Telugu nominals Rosanne Pelletier; Ergative subjects Colin Phillips; Non-terms in complex predicates: from incorporation to reanalysis Maria Polinsky; A glance at French pseudopassives Paul M. Postal; Underspecifying grammatical relations in a constraint-based morphology Kevin Russell; Binding and conference in Jakaltek Frank R. Trechsel.
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