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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 ...
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 ...