Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Concepts, Syntax, and Their InterfaceThe Theta System$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tanya Reinhart, Martin Everaert, and Marijana Marelj

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034135

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 October 2017

Clitics and Reflexives: Reducing the Lexicon-Syntax Parameter1

Clitics and Reflexives: Reducing the Lexicon-Syntax Parameter1

Chapter:
(p.175) III Clitics and Reflexives: Reducing the Lexicon-Syntax Parameter1
Source:
Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface
Author(s):

Marijana Marelj

Eric Reuland

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0004

This chapter assesses the nature of the operations affecting the valence of verbal predicates in the lexicon and in the syntax. It starts out with a more general perspective on binding theory and on the relation between TS and DM. Building on Reinhart and Siloni (2005), it presents a detailed examination of reflexive clitics in Romance and Slavic and the way they differ from simplex reflexives in Germanic. It provides evidence that – though empirically correct - the Lexicon-Syntax parameter proposed by Reinhart and Siloni is not necessary as an independent parameter. Rather, its effects can be derived from low-level differences in the functional system among languages. Specifically, it can be reduced to whether or not a language has syntactic clitics, and to how valence reduction of a verb affects its Case properties.

Keywords:   Lexicon-syntax parameter, Argument structure, Thematic roles, Valence-changing operations, Clitics, Functional structure, Case system

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.