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The Core and the Periphery

Data-Driven Perspectives on Syntax inspired by Ivan A. Sag

edited by Philip Hofmeister and Elisabeth Norcliffe

The Core and the Periphery is a collection of papers inspired by the linguistics career of Ivan A. Sag (1949–2013), written to commemorate his many contributions to the field. Sag was professor of linguistics at Stanford University from 1979 to 2013; served as the director of the Symbolic Systems Program from 2005 to 2009; authored, co-authored, or edited fifteen volumes on linguistics; and was at the forefront of non-transformational approaches to syntax. Reflecting the breadth of s theoretical interests and approaches to linguistic problems, the papers collected here tackle a range of grammar-related issues using corpora, intuitions, and laboratory experiments. They are united by their use of and commitment to rich datasets and share the perspective that the best theories of grammar attempt to account for the full diversity and complexity of language data.

Philip Hofmeister is a Lecturer in Psycholinguistics in the Dempartment of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. Elisabeth Capone is a Staff Scientist in the Language and Cognition Department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. Both received PhDs from the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University under the primary supervision of Ivan Sag.


  1. Introduction
  2. Revisiting Conditions on Predicate Anaphora Jason Merchant
  3. Exophoric VP Ellipsis Philip Miller and Geoffrey K. Pullum
  4. Unification and Computational Linguistics on the West Coast Annie Zaenen and Lauri Karttunen
  5. A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Do-Be Construction Dan Flickinger and Thomas Wasow
  6. Agreement Between Scylla and Charybdis Elizabeth Coppock
  7. The Structure of Swedish Pancakes Stephen Wechsler
  8. Handel, Liszt, and Minimal Recursion Semantics Dan Flickinger
  9. On Modeling Scope of Inflectional Negation Emily M. Bender and Alex Lascarides
  10. Questions about Questions Jonathan Ginzburg
  11. French Questioning Declaratives in Question Anne Abeillé, Danièle Godard and Jean-Marie Marandin
  12. Beyond the Core: The Road to SBCG Paul Kay
  13. Grammatical Alignments Rui P. Chaves
  14. Down the Rabbit Hole Laura Staum Casasanto
  15. Does Resumption Facilitate Sentence Comprehension? Philip Hofmeister and Elisabeth Norcliffe
  16. Digging Deeper: Experimental Methods in Syntactic Research Philip Hofmeister
  17. Wh-phrases in Sluicing: An Interaction of the Remnant and the Antecedent Joanna Nykiel

February 2014

ISBN (Paperback): 9781575867212
ISBN (Cloth): 9781575867205
ISBN (electronic): 9781575867229

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