Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Series Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

We are pleased to present the sixty-fourth in the series Linguistic Inquiry Monographs. These monographs present new and original research beyond the scope of the article.We hope they will benefit our field by bringing to it perspectives...

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

This book arose because two shorter papers I was working on separately wouldn’t leave each other alone. One was to be an attempt at defending and analyzing a new crosslinguistic generalization (PP Peripherality: PP complements are always more peripheral to their noun heads...

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Chapter 1 Introduction

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pp. 1-8

The aims of this book are to develop a syntactic system that entirely separates structure building from the labeling of structure and to examine the theoretical, and some of the empirical, consequences of this idea. The primary reason to explore such a system...

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Chapter 2 Labels and Structures

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pp. 9-36

In this chapter, I outline the reasons that the standard Bare Phrase Structure– style system (Chomsky 1995a) has problems with labeling structures containing specifiers. I argue against a range of proposals for the labeling of specifiers...

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Chapter 3 Syntactic Interpretation

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pp. 37-50

In the system I developed in the last chapter, complement and specifier are not structurally distinguished by derivational timing, as in the standard First Merge versus Second Merge definitions (Chomsky 1995b). In fact, as far as...

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Chapter 4 Puzzles in the Syntax of Relational Nominals

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pp. 51-90

“Remarks on Nominalization” (Chomsky 1970, henceforth “Remarks”) established the idea that there are close parallelisms in the structures erected around syntactic categories; specifically, around N and V. On the basis of explaining...

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Chapter 5 The PP Peripherality Generalization

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pp. 91-134

In chapter 2, I showed that one consequence of the theoretical system developed there is that apparent complements to nouns actually have to be introduced not as sisters to the nominal root but rather as specifiers of higher structure, labeled by a functional element in the extended projection...

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Chapter 6 The Etiology of the PP Argument

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pp. 135-166

The crucial theoretical question that emerges from the discussion in the previous chapter is why the PPs are structurally distant from the nominal. In general, there are three kinds of framework within which an answer can be constructed...

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Chapter 7 Conclusion

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pp. 167-168

I have proposed in this book that labeling of syntactic structures is exocentric: structure is built by Merge and the labels of that structure are given by independently specified sequences of categories. This allows us to dispense...

Notes

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pp. 169-176

References

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pp. 177-186

Index

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pp. 187-190

Linguistic Inquiry Monographs

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pp. 191-192