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dc.contributor.authorGrohmann, Kleanthes K.
dc.contributor.authorNevins, Andrew Ira
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-20T13:49:37Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationGrohmann, Kleanthes K., and Andrew Ira Nevins. 2004. On the syntactic expression of pejorative mood. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 4(1): 143-179.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1568-1483en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3967563
dc.description.abstractThe hypothesis of the copy theory of movement forces us to look at mismatches between syntax and LF on the one hand, and syntax and PF on the other in particular ways, often revealing new insights. Through such a lens, we examine the syntactic expression of pejorative mood through echo reduplication, focusing on shm-reduplication in (varieties of predominantly American) English. It is argued that the two elements in a reduplicated structure form a chain of two left-peripheral positions that, due to a distinctness requirement within a Spell-Out unit for the Transfer to PF, cannot be mapped onto linear order. A number of seemingly unrelated facts are derived rather naturally: (i) English shm-reduplication cannot appear in an argument position; (ii) the two copies involved in shm-reduplication are strictly adjacent; (iii) the phonological phrasing of the two copies is not the intonation of a compound; (iv) the discourse context felicitating shm-reduplication is not out-of-the-blue; (v) no echo reduplication process yields the reverse order (e.g., with the echo reduplicant preceding the base); and (vi) echo reduplication is never the exponent of a Case- or wh-feature. One of the more general issues advanced in this paper is an investigation of the clausal realization of pejorative mood expression, whether expressed through shm-reduplication or by other means.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLinguisticsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishingen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1075/livy.4.05groen_US
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dc.subjectCopy Spell Outen_US
dc.subjectEnglishen_US
dc.subjectmooden_US
dc.subjectpejorationen_US
dc.subjectreduplicationen_US
dc.subjectresumptionen_US
dc.subjecttopicalityen_US
dc.subjectprolific domainsen_US
dc.titleOn the Syntactic Expression of Pejorative Mooden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalLinguistic Variation Yearbooken_US
dash.depositing.authorNevins, Andrew Ira
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/livy.4.05gro*
dash.contributor.affiliatedNevins, Andrew


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