Experimental syntax and island effects / edited by Jon Sprouse and Norbert Hornstein.
Contributor(s): Sprouse, Jon | Hornstein, Norbert.Material type: BookCall no.: P37.5.C74 E96 2013Publication: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: x, 421 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781107008700 (hardback); 1107008700 (hardback).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax | Psycholinguistics | Acceptability (Linguistics) | Creativity (Linguistics) | Linguistics -- Methodology
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-413) and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Experimental syntax and island effects: Toward a comprehensive theory of islands / Norbert Hornstein -- pt. 1 Global issues in the investigation of island effects -- 2. Deriving competing predictions from grammatical approaches and reductionist approaches to island effects / Colin Phillips -- 3. Islands in the grammar? Standards of evidence / Ivan A. Sag -- 4. On the nature of island constraints I: Language processing and reductionist accounts / Colin Phillips -- 5.Computational models of acquisition for islands / Jon Sprouse -- 6. On the nature of island constraints II: Language learning and innateness / Colin Phillips -- pt. 2 Specific issues in the investigation of island effects -- 7. Memory mechanisms for wh-dependency formation and their implications for islandhood / Matthew W. Wagers -- 8. What's negative about negative islands? A re-evaluation of extraction from weak island contexts / Simone Gieselman.
Contents note continued: 9. On the structural nature of island constraints / Norbert Hornstein -- 10. Backgrounded constituents cannot be "extracted" / Adele E. Goldberg -- 11. Microvariation in islands? / Norbert Hornstein -- 12. Subject islands in German revisited / Johannes Jurka -- 13. Subject islands are different / Anne Sturgeon -- 14. What vs. who and which: Kind-denoting fillers and the complexity of whether-islands / Frank Keller -- 15. Resumption in English / Dustin Heestand -- 16. The island (in)sensitivity of sluicing and sprouting / Michael Walsh Dickey.