Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bakovic, Eric and Keer, Eric (2001)

Abstract

This study on the obligatory/impossible/optional occurrence of complementizers in English and Norwegian embedded clauses is the first to link the notions of optionality and ineffability to each other. It is a rather introductory text, highlighting mostly the theoretical problems which the phenomena pose for OT-syntax. It is proposed that optionality typically results from different inputs mapped to different outputs whereas ineffability is neutralization of different inputs to the same output.

Bakovic&Keer:2001
authorBakovic, Eric and Keer, Eric
year2001
titleOptionality and Ineffability
entrytypeincollection
editorLegendre, Géraldine and Grimshaw, Jane and Vikner, Sten
booktitleOptimality-Theoretic Syntax
addressCambridge, Mass.
publisherMIT Press
pages279--301

BibTeX

@incollection{Bakovic&Keer:2001,
    author = {Bakovic, Eric and Keer, Eric},
    year = {2001},
    title = {Optionality and Ineffability},
    booktitle = {Optimality-Theoretic Syntax},
    editor = {Legendre, Géraldine and Grimshaw, Jane and Vikner, Sten},
    address = {Cambridge, Mass.},
    publisher = {MIT Press},
    pages = {279--301},
}
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