Leonard H. Babby

List of John Benjamins publications for which Leonard H. Babby plays a role.


Babby, Leonard H. 2010 The syntactic differences between long and short forms of Russian adjectivesAdjectives: Formal analyses in syntax and semantics, Cabredo Hofherr, Patricia and Ora Matushansky (eds.), pp. 53–84 | Article
The present paper analyses the syntax of long- and short-form adjectives in Russian. I argue that the two morphological forms correspond to two syntactic structures. Long-form Russian adjectives appear as secondary predicates: they have an unbound theta-role that needs to be bound by a c-commanding… read more
Babby, Leonard H. 2010 The syntax of argument structureArgument Structure and Syntactic Relations: A cross-linguistic perspective, Duguine, Maia, Susana Huidobro and Nerea Madariaga (eds.), pp. 133–150 | Chapter
Although current generative theory acknowledges the existence of argument structure (AS), it nevertheless con­­tinues to assume that syntax is the primary computational system, which explains why it has failed to pro­duce an integrated theory of morphosyntax. I define morphosyntax as the relation… read more
Babby, Leonard H. 1993 Hybrid causative constructions: benefactive causative and adversity passiveCausatives and Transitivity, Comrie, Bernard and Maria Polinsky (eds.), pp. 343 ff. | Article