A comprehensive overview of syntactic islands. What are they? How do they arise? Why do they exist?
Author: Cedric Boeckx
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Chapter 10 examines the issue of island constraints . Analyses of ... Though this
type of argumentation has been standard practice in the syntactic literature over
the last fifty years since Ross ( 1967 ) first discovered syntactic islands , recent ...
Author: Yusuke Kubota
Thus, it appears that child-directed speech input presents an induction problem
to a learner attempting to acquire adult grammatical knowledge about syntactic
islands. The existence of an induction problem then requires some sort of
Author: Jon Sprouse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Syntactic Islands and Learning Biases: Combining Experimental Syntax and
Computational Modeling to Investigate the Language Acquisition Problem.
Language Acquisition 20(1), 23–68. Pereira, Fernando C. N. and Warren, David
H. D. ...
Author: Rui P. Chaves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Here , I will only point out that Ross's notion of ' island ' seems much more
plausible than Nakau's constraint ( For ... Thus , it seems clear that the notion of '
syntactic islands ' explains the range of data pointed out by Nakau better than his
Author: Summer Institute in Linguistics
Here , I will only point out that Ross ' s notion of ' island ' seems much more
plausible than Nakau ' s constraint ( For detailed discussion on this notion , see ...
9 ) ' are derived by applying Topicalization to what Ross called syntactic islands .
NOMI ERTESCHIK - SHIR AND SHALOM LAPPIN DOMINANCE AND THE
FUNCTIONAL EXPLANATION OF ISLAND PHENOMENA In this paper , we
argue that syntactic islands , first characterized by Ross ( 1967 ) , can best be
For additional discussion of the role of the following informants, both in general
and in particular, please see section I.2.1 A. Textual Informants Henrietta, a
widow about fifty years old and a native of Yonges Island, South Carolina, was
my chief ...
Author: Irma Aloyce Ewing Cunningham
Publisher: Amer Dialect Society
Island effects This section discusses an important syntactic property shared by
both types of whquestions in ( 37 ) : both exhibit the so - called island effects . The
notion ' island ' refers to a syntactic domain out of which elements cannot move .
Author: Ineke van der Meulen
The features are ( a ) immunity to constraints imposed by syntactic islands , ( b )
availability of sloppy identity interpretation , and ( iii ) government by Infl (
McCloskey 1991 ; Otani and Whitman 1991 ; Lobeck 1993 ) . Immunity to
Restrictions of ...
On the one hand , PG is sensitive to syntactic islands insofar as the movement
within the adjunct / subject domain is concerned . On the other hand , it is
apparently legitimate to extract PG out of the adjunct / subject island . One would
like to ...
... that all the sentences that appear to be ambiguous with respect to quantifier
scope are indeed ambiguous , independently of the entailment relationship that
might hold between the two readings . Quantifier scope and syntactic islands a
Author: Donka Farkas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The NP every French town is not in a syntactic island , as the sentences in ( 3 )
show : ( 3 ) Where did John tell a reporter that Peter lived ? This is the town that
John told a reporter that Peter lived in . Thus , ( 2 ) should be ambiguous between
Author: Chicago Linguistic Society. Regional Meeting
The Wh - island constraint doesn ' t hold in Turkish ; but given that wh - questions
are in - situ in Turkish , this is not ... Deriving syntactic islands from general
syntactic principles Chomsky ( 1977 ) posits that all movements are local . They
Author: A. Sumru Özsoy
Mulder , R . ( 1992 ) : The Aspectual Nature of Syntactic Complementation .
Dissertation , University of Leiden ( HIL Dissertations 3 ) . Müller , G ( 1995 ) : A -
bar Syntax . ... Sabel , J . ( 2002 ) : „ A Minimalist Analysis of Syntactic Islands “ .
An island ' s essential nature is not necessarily its syntactic type . The meaning of
an input is more important than its surface form to our paranoid model , so the
parser builds islands to emphasize a construction ' s semantic content over its ...
Author: Roger Clyde Parkison
... syntactic islands ) , but rather in terms of a diversity of ( often interacting )
syntactic , semantic , pragmatic , and perceptual principles ; ( ii ) that there is a
basic important distinction between restrictions which depend on hierarchical
Author: Alexander Grosu
Publisher: North Holland
A minimalist analysis of syntactic islands JOACHIM SABEL Abstract An account
of island effects within the Minimalist Program presents a challenge , since
assuming the Minimal Link Condition ( MLC ) as the only locality constraint on ...
In Ross ( 1984 ) , the earliest systematic discussion of the phenomenon ,
sentences such as ( 1b ) and ( 2b ) were assumed to instantiate a special kind of
syntactic island , and were referred to as ' inner islands ' . Inner islands have also
Author: Hotze Rullmann
These are ( i ) availability of sloppy identity interpretation , ( ii ) immunity to
constratints imposed by syntactic islands , and ( iii ) proper government . Sloppy
Identity Interpretation Sentences which have undergone VP ellipsis exhibit
ambiguity of ...
Author: Kulikoyela K. Kahigi