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Syntax from above: Towards a top-down, phase-theoretic model of sentence generation
(The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
The incremental derivations of phase theory (Chomsky, 2001, 2005, etc.) raise the question of the directionality of derivations (den Dikken, 2018). In this squib, I outline some arguments for top-down generation, arguing ...
On the syntax of sentence final particles in Tenetehára
The goal of this paper is to analyze the distribution of Sentence Final Particles (SFPs) in Tenetehára. They are formed by a set of functional items that occur in a rigid syntactic position in the right periphery of the ...