Intraposition and formosan adverbial heads

[W]hy are not all Malagasy adverbs postverbal with reverse Cinque order? The predicate raising mechanism […] operates around heads, and this leads Rackowski & Travis (2000: 122) to suggest that preverbal adverbs are not 
[W]hy are not all Malagasy adverbs postverbal with reverse Cinque order? The predicate raising mechanism […] operates around heads, and this leads Rackowski & Travis (2000: 122) to suggest that preverbal adverbs are not heads, but are phrasal, and are located in the Specifier positions themselves. The crucial consequence of this is that the specifier position is blocked, thus effectively preventing further predicate raising. Given that the entire analysis crucially rests on the assumption that certain elements are heads and others are phrases, it would be an advantage if some independent evidence for the X I XP status of the elements could be unearthed. Unfortunately, such evidence is hard to come by in Malagasy. However, other Austronesian languages with similar word order patterns do display rather robust evidence for the head status of certain elements. One such language in the Formosan language Seediq.
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Author:Arthur Holmer
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-308816
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/194.html?&L=0%20order%20by%201000%20--
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association: Proceedings of AFLA ..., Teil: 11, ZAS, Berlin 2004, zugl.: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin: ZAS papers in linguistics ; Vol. 34
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/14
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Adverbiale; Generative Transformationsgrammatik; Syntax; Taiwan-Austronesisch
Volume:34
Pagenumber:15
First Page:120
Last Page:134
Dewey Decimal Classification:499 Austronesische und andere Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtypologie / Language typology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPiL 34 = Proceedings of AFLA 11 : ZAS, Berlin 2004
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