Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar

I draw principally from two Celtic languages, Welsh and Breton, for case studies to support my analyses and ... is unified by a concern with Universal Grammar (UG) and more specifically the development of Government Binding (GB) Theory.


Author: R. Hendrick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400927193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is based in large part on fieldwork that I conducted in Brittany and Wales in 1983 and 1985. I am thankful for a Fulbright Award for Research in Western Europe and a Faculty Development Award from the University of North Carolina that funded that fieldwork. lowe a less tangible, but no less real, debt to Steve Anderson, G. M. Awbery, Steve Harlow and Jim McCloskey whose work initially sparked my interest, and led me to undertake this project. I want to thank Joe Emonds and Alec Marantz who read portions of Chapter 3 and 5. I am particularly grateful though to Kathleen Flanagan, Frank Heny and two anonymous referees who read a dyslexic and schizophrenic manuscript, providing me with criticisms that improved this final version considerably. The Welsh nationalist community in Aberstwyth and its Breton coun terpart in Quimper helped make the time I spent in Wales and Brittany productive. I am indebted to Thomas Davies, Partick Favreau, Lukian Kergoat, Sue Rhys, John Williams and Beatrice among others for sharing their knowledge of their languages with me. Catrin Davies and Martial Menard were especially patient and helpful. Without their assistance this work would have been infinitely poorer. I am hopeful that this book will help stimulate more interest in the Celtic languages and culture, and assist, even in a small way, those in Wales and Brittany who struggle to keep their language and culture strong.


( 1986 ) , Topics in Scandinavian Syntax ( Dordrecht : Reidel ) . HENDRICK , RANDALL ( 1988 ) , Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar ( Dordrecht : Kluwer ) . HERMON , GABRIELLA ( 1985 ) , Syntactic Modularity ( Dordrecht : Foris ) .


Author: Yan Huang

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198235283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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(Publisher-supplied data) Yan Huang is Reader in Linguistics, Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading.

Essays on Anaphora

William D. Davies, Choctaw Verb Agreement and Universal Grammar. xi+202 pp., 1986. ISBN 90–277–2065–7; 90–277–2142–4 (bpk). ... Randall Hendrick, Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar. xi + 284 pp., 1988.


Author: H. Lasnik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400925427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The articles collected in this book are concerned with the treatment of anaphora within generative grammar, specifically, within Chomsky's 'Ex tended Standard Theory' (EST). Since the inception of this theory, and virtually since the inception of generative grammar, anaphora has been a central topic of investigation. In current research, it has, perhaps, become even more central, as a major focus of study in such areas as syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, and language acquisition. Beginning in the early 1970's, and continuing to the present, Chomsky has developed a comprehensive syntactic theory of anaphora. The articles here are all related to stages in the development of that theory, and can best be understood in relation to that development. For that reason, Chapter 1 presents a historical survey of Chomsky's EST proposals on anaphora, along with brief indications of how the present articles fit into that history. Some of the articles here (e.g. Chapters 4, 8, and 9) proposed extensions of Chomsky's basic ideas to a wider range of phenomena.

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

Britannia 6: 150—61 HAMP, E. P. (1975b) *DIEU- 'day' in Celtic. ... SC 10-11: 54—73 HAMP, E. P; (1976) On some Gaulish Names in -ant- and the Celtic Verbal Nouns. ... II) HENDRICK, R. (1988) Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar.


Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317894568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages. The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish, Gaelic and Manx) and Brittonic (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) together with a detailed survey of one representative from each group, Irish and Welsh. The second half considers a range of linguistic features which are often regarded as characteristic of Celtic: spelling systems, mutations, verbal nouns and word order.

Representation and Derivation in the Theory of Grammar

K. Zagona: Verb Phrase Syntax. A Parametric Study of English and Spanish. 1988 ISBN Hb 1-55608–064–6; Pb 1-55608–065-4 14. R. Hendrick: Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar. 1988 ISBN 1-55608–066-2 15. O. Jaeggli and K.J. Safir (eds ...


Author: H. Haider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401134460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Derivation or Representation? Hubert Haider & Klaus Netter 1 The Issue Derivation and Representation - these keywords refer both to a conceptual as well as to an empirical issue. Transformational grammar was in its outset (Chomsky 1957, 1975) a derivational theory which characterized a well-formed sentence by its derivation, i.e. a set of syntactic representations defined by a set of rules that map one representation into another. The set of mapping rules, the transformations, eventually became more and more abstract and were trivialized into a single one, namely "move a" , a general movement-rule. The constraints on movement were singled out in systems of principles that ap ply to the resulting representations, i.e. the configurations containing a moved element and its extraction site, the trace. The introduction of trace-theory (d. Chomsky 1977, ch.3 §17, ch. 4) in principle opened up the possibility of com pletely abandoning movement and generating the possible outputs of movement directly, i.e. as structures that contain gaps representing the extraction sites.

Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics

Hendrick, Randall (1988). Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar. Dordrecht: Kluwer. —. (2000). Celtic initials. In Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle (eds.) The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Author: Andrew Cairnie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443830515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 425

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This collection brings together the latest research into the syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics and morphology of the Celtic languages. Based on presentations given at the Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics Conference in 2009, this book contains articles by leading Celtic linguists on Breton, Modern Irish, Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh, on a wide variety of topics ranging from the syntax and semantics of clefts to the articulatory phonology of fortis sonorants.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Some Evidence from Old Irish,” in Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle (eds.) The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages. Oxford University Press ... Hendrick, Randall (1988) Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar. Kluwer, Dordrecht.


Author: Guglielmo Cinque

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195136517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely-related varieties has proven extremely useful in illuminating relations between cross-linguistic syntactic differences that might otherwise appear unrelated, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar. Comparative studies have grown to the point where a reference work is needed to comprehensively explain the state of the field and makes its results more widely known, and this handbook fulfills that need. Its twenty-one commissioned chapters serve two functions: they provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains on linguistic inquiry; and they also provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work being done today on those language groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. With top-notch editors and contributors from around the world, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars and students in formal linguistics."--

Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax

Hawkins, J. (1995) A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hendrick, R. (1988) Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Henry, A. (1987) The Structure of Infinitives.


Author: N. Duffield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401101554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Chapter 5: Irish Noun Phrases ... . . 266 5. 0 Introduction 266 5. 0. 1 Irish Nominal Paradigms. ... 269 5. 0. 2 Prepositional Phrases: Two Types of Mutation Context ... ... 273 5. 1 Construct State Nominals and DP Projections. ... 282 5. 1. 1 Rightward Specifiers 286 5. 1. 2 Adjective Placement. ... 288 5. 1. 3 Possessive Particles 305 5. 1. 4 Demonstrative Licensing and Interpretation. ... 311 5. 1. 5 Head-movement and ICM Effects 315 5. 2 Summary 322 Appendix ... ... 323 References 342 Index of Names and Subjects 359 PREFACE This bookis based on my 1991 USCdissertation. Since thattime, there have been two major theoretical developments that bear directly on the analysesoriginallydevelopedin the dissertation. These aretheinceptionof the 'Minimalist Program' of Chomsky (1992, 1993), and the recent 'Antisymmetry' proposals presented in Kayne (1993). Taken in conjunction with the many criticisms and suggestions ofreviewers, these proposals have prompted significant revisions ofthe earlier work:. Every chapter has been substantially revised, the introductory chapter has been replaced, and Chapters 2, 3 and 5 offer completely new analyses of the originalmaterial. The book comprises a set of theoretical studies of aspects of Modern Irish syntax. I have tried to present a coherent and consistent treatmentof the Irishfacts; abookin which the particularsofIrish syntax- which are in many cases quiteeccentric from an Englishperspective- are shown to inform more general theoreticalissues. I also hope to have offered to the non-Celticist a reasonably complete overview of the major syntactic structures ofIrish, with some indication and analysisofthe more importantdialectdifferences.

Linguistic Inquiry

Hendrick , R. ( 1988 ) Anaphora in Celtic and Universal Grammar , Kluwer , Dordrecht . Hendrick , R. ( 1990 ) “ Breton Pronominals , Binding , and Barriers , ” in R. Hendrick , ed . , Syntax and Semantics 23 : The Syntax of the Modern ...




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The Syntax of Welsh

The independence of phonology and morphology: the Celtic mutations. Lingua 116. 1946–85. ... Some universals of grammar with particular reference to the order of meaningful elements. ... Anaphora in Celtic and universal grammar.


Author: Robert D. Borsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Welsh, like the other Celtic languages, is best known amongst linguists for its verb-initial word order and its use of initial consonant mutations. However it has many more characteristics which are of interest to syntacticians. This book, first published in 2007, provides a concise and accessible overview of the major syntactic phenomena of Welsh. A broad variety of topics are covered, including finite and infinitival clauses, noun phrases, agreement and tense, word order, clause structure, dialect variation, and the language's historical Celtic background. Drawing on work carried out in both Principles and Parameters theory and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, it takes contemporary colloquial Welsh as its starting point and draws contrasts with a range of literary and dialectal forms of the language, as well as earlier forms (Middle Welsh) were appropriate. An engaging guide to all that is interesting about Welsh syntax, this book will be welcomed by syntactic theorists, typologists, historical linguists and Celticists alike.