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Multiple long-distance scrambling: Syntax as reflections of processing

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This paper argues that, with syntax defined as progressive projection of semantic representations along the left-to-right dimension provided by the sequence of words (Cann, Kempson and Marten 2005), explanations for local and (multiple) nonlocal scrambling of NPs in Japanese and Korean follow from general principles of tree growth, allowing differences between the languages while nevertheless retaining an integrated account of scrambling itself. This formalism is similar to the parsing mechan...

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10.1017/S0022226709990211

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS More from this journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
127-192
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1469-7742
ISSN:
0022-2267
Language:
English
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pubs:145994
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uuid:6d9f8613-a153-4959-aed9-7bda86f167df
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145994
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2012-12-19

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