This book collects the papers presented at the Sixteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, held at the University of Washington Feb. 28-Mar 2, 1997. Included are more than thirty contributions representing the most recent original research from an international group of generative linguists. These papers cover topics of current theoretical interest in many areas of formal linguistics: phonology, syntax, semantics, and the phonology-syntax and syntax-semantics interfaces. Among them are a number of papers from panel sessions on the specific topics of Tense and Aspect, Superiority, Anaphora, and Optimality Syntax.
1. Split DPs, focus, and scrambling in Modern Greek Antonia Androutsopoulou; 2. Lexical marks in Unmarked Positions Anthi Revithiadou; 3. Edge-crispness: segment to Mora isomorphism Brett Baker; 4. Multiple WH-fronting and economy of derivation Zeljko Boskovic; 5. Voice-tone interaction: a phonetics-phonology mismatch Mary M. Bradshaw; 6. Focus and binding in scrambling: an OT account Hye Won Choi; 7. A case for 'A' expletive-associate chains: the Ne . Pas/Personne/Rien construction Jeanne Cornillon; 8. Nominal predication in Haitian and in Irish Michel DeGraff; 9. On the temporal location of predication times: the role of determiners in Lillooet Salish Hamida Demirdache; 10. The syntax of temporal relations: a uniform approach to tense and aspect Hamida Demirdache and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria; 11. Morphological correspondence constraints on KiKerewe reduplication Laura J. Downing; 12. Syllable integrity Daniel L. Everett; 13. Lexical aspect and locative predicationVivienne Fong; 14. Root-reduplicant faithfulness Yoko Futagi; 15. Output-output correspondence in optimality theory; 16. Deriving the interpretation of rhetorical questions Chung-Hye Han; 17. Have Faith in syntax Edward Keer and Eric Bakovic; 18. Multiple subject constructions in English James Lyle and Michael Gamon; 19. Constraints on the prenominal sphere in Germanic Enrique Mallen; 20. Reflexive external arguments and lethal ambiguity Martha McGinnis; 21. Move or attract? Masao Ochi; 22. Shortest moves to (anti-) superiority Norvin Richards; 23. The correlation between scope reconstruction and connectivity effects Maribel Romero; 24. BT exempt anaphors: an argument from idiom interpretation Jeffrey T. Runner; 25. Against VP aspect as a formal feature Cristina Schmitt; 26. Subject shift: small case for strong case Takashi Toyoshima; 27. Suppletion and OT: on the issue of the syntax/phonology Interaction Bernard Tranel; 28. Superiority in German Martina Wiltschko; 29. Attract F and accusative case-checking in French stylistic inversion Maarten De Wind; 30. More on A-not-A questions: a model-theoretic approach Jianxin Wu; 31. Verb complementation, null pronominals and binding Ping Xue and Paul McFetridge.
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