24.946 | Fall 2004 | Undergraduate
Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language

Readings

Lec # TOPICS READINGS

1

Nature of Optional Movement

Miyagawa, Shigeru. “EPP and semantically vacuous scrambling.” In The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity. Edited by Joachim Sabel, and Mamoru Saito. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter. (To appear)

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Nature of Optional Movement (cont.)

Saito, Mamoru. “Scrambling as semantically vacuous A’-movement.” In Alternative Conceptions of Phrase Structure. Edited by Mark Baltin, and Anthon Kroch. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1989, pp. 182-200. ISBN: 0226036421.

Sauerland, Uli, and Paul Elbourne. “Total reconstruction, PF movement, and derivational order.” Linguistic Inquiry 33 (2002): 283-319.

3

The EPP, Agreement and Focus I

Miyagawa, Shigeru. “On the EPP.” In Proceedings of the EPP/Phase Workshop. Edited by Martha McGinnis, and Norvin Richards. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. (In press)

Otsuka, Yuko. “Scrambling and information focus: VSO-VOS alternation in Tongan.” In The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity. Edited by Joachim Sabel, and Mamoru Saito. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter. (To appear)

Optional

Miyagawa, Shigeru. “A-movement Scrambling and Options Without Optionality.” In Word Order and Scrambling. Edited by Simin Karimi. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0631233288.

4

The EPP, Agreement and Focus II: With Reference to Bantu

Baker, Mark. “Agreement, Dislocation, and Partial Configurationality.” In Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: in honor of Eloise Jelinek. Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, and MaryAnn Willie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 1588113485.

Optional

Alexiadou, Artemis and Elena Anagnostopoulou. “Parametrizing AGR: Word Order, V-Movement and EPP-Checking.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 16, no. 3 (1998).

5

The EPP, Agreement and Focus III: Questioning (Certain) parametric variations: wh-movement vs. wh-in-situ, agreement vs. nonagreement

Kuroda, S. Y. “Whether we agree or not: a comparative syntax of English and Japanese.” Linguisticae Investigationes 12 (1988): 1-47.

Sigurdsson, Halldór Ármann. “Meaningful silence, meaningless sounds.” Ms., Lund University, Sweden, 2004.

6

EPP, Syntactic Locality, and Floated Quantifiers

Miyagawa, Shigeru, and Koji Arikawa. “Syntactic Locality and Floated Numeral Quantifiers.” Ms., MIT/St. Andrews, 2004.

Bobaljik, Jonathan. “Floating Quantifiers: Handle with Care.” In The Second Glot State of the Article Book. Edited by L. Cheng, and R. Sybesma. Berlin, Germany: Mouton, 2003, pp. 107-148. ISBN: 3110171406.

Boskovic, Zeljko. “Be careful where you float your quantifiers.” National Language and Linguistic Theory (To appear)

Hoji, Hajime, and Yasu Ishii. “What gets mapped to the tripartite structure of quantification in Japanese?” In Proceedings of the 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2004, pp. 346-359. ISBN: 1574730738.

7

Scrambling and QR: QR is Scrambling

Johnson, Kyle, and Satoshi Tomioka. “Lowering and mid-size clauses.” In Reconstruction: proceedings of the 1997 Tübingen Workshop. Edited by Graham Katz, Shin-sook Kim, and Heike Winhart. Stuttgart, Germany; Tübingen, Germany: Universität Stuttgart and Universität Tübingen, 1997, pp. 185-206.

Background

Fox, Danny, and Jon Nissenbaum. “Extraposition and Scope: A case for overt QR.” In Proceedings of the 18th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 1999.

8

Weak Islands, Intervention Effect

Miyagawa, Shigeru. “The Nature of Weak Islands.” Ms., MIT, 2004.

9

A-chain in Acquisition

Machida, Nanako, Shigeru Miyagawa, and Ken Wexler. “A-chain Maturation Reexamined: Why Japanese Children Perform Better on ‘Full’ Unaccusatives Than on Passives.” MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Volume on acquisition. (To appear)

10

Agreement, Case, and Verbal Morphology: ga/no Conversion and Related Issues

Ochi, Masao. “Move F and ga/no conversion in Japanese.” JEAL (2001): 247-286.

Uchibori, Asako. “Raising out of CP and C-T relations.” FAJL3 Proceedings, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 2001.

Watanabe, Akira. “Nominative-genitive conversion and agreement in Japanese: a cross-linguistic perspective.” JEAL 5 (1996): 373-410.

11

Noun Phrase Ellipsis

Hoji, Hajime. “Null object and sloppy identity in Japanese.” LI 29 (1998): 127-154.

Otani, Kazuyo, and John Whitman. “V-raising and VP ellipsis.” LI 22 (1991): 345-358.

12

Noun Phrase Ellipsis (cont.)

DP Structure

Watanabe, Akira. “Indeterminates and determiners.” In Proceedings of Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 2004.

13

Make-up Class: -Wa, -Ga

Buy at MIT Press Kuno, Susumu. “Particles.” In The Structure of the Japanese Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1973, pp. 37-95. ISBN: 0262110490.

A work by Yoshi Kitagawa and collaborator.

Except from Shin Ishihara’s 2003 MIT dissertation.

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