Freezing : theoretical approaches and empirical domains / edited by Jutta M. Hartmann [and four others].

Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., [2018]
Studies in generative grammar ; 130.
Studies in generative grammar ; volume 130
viii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word order.
Displacement is a fundamental property of human language, and the restrictions on displacement have been a central concern in generative grammar ever since Ross' (1967) ground-breaking observations of island constraints. While island phenomena have been investigated in detail from various perspectives, a different domain, the domain of Freezing, originally defined in terms of non-base structures, has received far less attention. This volume brings together papers that address the questions of: What are the different concepts of Freezing? Which empirical domains can they explain? Is Freezing a core-syntactic restriction or does information structure, or processing play a role? The collection of papers provides insights into the empirical basis of the Freezing Principle in relation to other restrictions on extraction in order to contribute to a broader understanding of the nature of restrictions on displacement in language. The overall goal of the volume is a reconsideration of Freezing and other (sub-)extraction phenomena, both from a theoretical and empirical perspective, by bringing together contributions from experts in the field to discuss and broaden our knowledge of the empirical range of Freezing phenomena as well as their explanation.
Exploring the concepts of Freezing: Theoretical and empirical perspectives. Theoretical advancement. Ur Shlonsky and Luigi Rizzi: Criterial Freezing in small clauses and the cartography of copular constructions
Angel J. Gallego: Freezing Effects in a free-Merge System
Gereon Maller: Freezing in complex prefields. Empirical domains. Norbert Corver: The Freezing points of the (Dutch) adjectival system
Jutta M. Hartmann: Freezing in it-clefts: Movement and focus
Josef Bayer: Criterial Freezing in the syntax of particles
Michael S. Rochemont: Only syntax
Maria Polinsky: Freezing and phi-feature agreement: On the role of [PERSON]
BalÃízs SurÃínyi and Gerg Turi: Freezing, Topic Opacity and Phase-based Cyclicity in Subject Islands. Interface extensions. Peter W. Culicover and Susanne Winkler: Freezing: Between grammar and processing
Andreas Konietzko: Heavy NP shift in context: On the interaction of information structure and subextraction from shifted constituents
Rui P. Chaves: Freezing as a probabilistic phenomenon
Marion Jaeger: An experimental study on freezing and topicalization in English.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Hartmann, Jutta, editor.
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