Pronouns, Clitics and Empty Nouns

‘Pronominality’ and licensing in syntax

Author
ORCID logoPhoevos Panagiotidis | University of London
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027227676 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781588111036 (USA) | USD 158.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027297594 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
Google Play logo
Two issues little discussed in the generative literature are the internal structure of pronouns and what it is in Syntax that triggers pronominal reference. This monograph treats these two topics in detail and investigates whether pronominal (strong, weak and clitic pronouns) and related elliptical expressions can be given a unified syntactic representation. The answer, derived from a wealth of cross-linguistic evidence, is largely affirmative: pronominals include a semantically empty noun as part of their internal structure. The case of null subjects in ‘pro-drop’ languages is also examined and it is argued that they are not empty pronominal categories but, rather, the reflex of a ‘verbal determiner’. Finally, using the internal structure of pronouns as a sort of ‘litmus paper’, the book explores the relationship between functional and lexical heads as well as the notions of selection and licensing in syntax, and offers new insights into the categorial status of functional categories.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 46] 2002.  x, 214 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“This book will definitely be of interest to scholars working in the minimalist program, especially those with a crosslinguistic comparative orientation.”
Cited by

Cited by 27 other publications

Alexopoulou, Theodora & Raffaella Folli
2019. Topic Strategies and the Internal Structure of Nominal Arguments in Greek and Italian. Linguistic Inquiry 50:3  pp. 439 ff. DOI logo
Allan, Keith, Julie Bradshaw, Geoffrey Finch, Kate Burridge & Georgina Heydon
2010. Key Terms and Concepts in Linguistics. In The English Language and Linguistic Companion,  pp. 177 ff. DOI logo
Arias, Juan José
2023. «¡La de + N + que…!» The Feminine Definite Article in Spanish Exclamative Clauses. Languages 8:4  pp. 274 ff. DOI logo
AYGUNES, Mehmet
2021. Türkçede Kişi ve Sayı Hiyerarşisi: İşlemleme Temelli Bir Yaklaşım. Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları/Journal of Language and Literature Studies DOI logo
Barbosa, Pilar P.
2019. pro as a Minimal nP: Toward a Unified Approach to Pro-Drop. Linguistic Inquiry 50:3  pp. 487 ff. DOI logo
Corver, Norbert & Marjo van Koppen
2010. Ellipsis in Dutch possessive noun phrases: a micro-comparative approach. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 13:2  pp. 99 ff. DOI logo
Costa, João
2015. A note on parallels between agreement and intervention. In Structures, Strategies and Beyond [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 223],  pp. 83 ff. DOI logo
Dékány, Éva
2021. Pronouns. In The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence [Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 100],  pp. 213 ff. DOI logo
Dékány, Éva
2021. The Functional Sequence Above QP. In The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence [Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 100],  pp. 93 ff. DOI logo
Fábregas, Antonio & Martin Krämer
2020. Why prefixes (almost) never participate in vowel harmony. Evolutionary Linguistic Theory 2:1  pp. 84 ff. DOI logo
Georgiou, Renos
2023. Greek Topicalization: How do properties move?. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 8:1 DOI logo
Höhn, Georg F. K.
2016. Unagreement is an illusion. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34:2  pp. 543 ff. DOI logo
Höhn, Georg F. K.
2020. The third person gap in adnominal pronoun constructions. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5:1 DOI logo
Lobeck, Anne
2006. Ellipsis in DP. In The Blackwell Companion to Syntax,  pp. 145 ff. DOI logo
Lobeck, Anne & Petra Sleeman
2017. Ellipsis in Noun Phrases. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Second Edition,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Mare, María
2016. Sobre las concordancias alternantes en español. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 9:1  pp. 175 ff. DOI logo
Mare, María
2023. A Formal Approach to Spanish ‘Genitive’ Pronouns in Non-Nominal Domains. Languages 8:4  pp. 233 ff. DOI logo
Miechowicz-Mathiasen, Katarzyna
2013. On Agreement with Numeral Phrase Subjects Including ≥5 in Old and Middle Polish. Scando-Slavica 59:1  pp. 80 ff. DOI logo
Nóbrega, Vitor A. & Phoevos Panagiotidis
2020. Headedness and exocentric compounding. Word Structure 13:2  pp. 211 ff. DOI logo
Panagiotidis, E. Phoevos
2005. Review of Baker (2003): Lexical Categories: Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives. Studies in Language 29:3  pp. 711 ff. DOI logo
Phoevos Panagiotidis, E. & Theodore Marinis
2011. Determiner spreading as DP‐predication*. Studia Linguistica 65:3  pp. 268 ff. DOI logo
Roberts, Ian & Anna Roussou
2003. Syntactic Change, DOI logo
Roehrs, Dorian
2008. Something inner- and cross-linguistically different. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 11:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Saab, Andrés & Nicolás Lo Guercio
2020. No Name: The Allosemy View. Studia Linguistica 74:1  pp. 60 ff. DOI logo
Tan, Tamisha L.
2022. Two cases of doubled pronouns in Amarasi. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 31:4  pp. 551 ff. DOI logo
VERDECCHIA, MATÍAS
2022. Object drop in Spanish is not island-sensitive. Journal of Linguistics 58:4  pp. 901 ff. DOI logo
[no author supplied]
2006. Consolidated References. In The Blackwell Companion to Syntax,  pp. 439 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 14 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2001052865 | Marc record