Symmetry breaking in syntactic structures

(draft version 2010)

Foreword

Chapter 1: Linearizations are public, structures are private                                              

Chapter 2: BBC – The asymmetry of major projections

Chapter 3: Typological implications of the BBC
Chapter 4: Adverb positions – in OV and VO

Chapter 5: Elements of the third kind – secondary predicates, particles, and the like

Chapter 6: Asymmetry in word structure (compounding)

Chapter 7: Asymmetry in diachrony: the OV/VO split in Germanic

Chapter 8: Asymmetry theory vs. Antisymmetry theories

Other Publications on the Asymmetry of Syntax

1992 Branching & Discharge. Working Papers of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340. #23. Univ. Stuttgart & Univ.Tübingen & IBM Heidelberg (In 1992 submitted to Peter Coopmans, P. & Martin Everaert & Jane Grimshaw eds. Lexical Specification and Insertion. Published 2000)

1993 The Basic Branching Conjecture. Ms. Univ.Stuttgart.

1993 Deutsche Syntax, generativ. Tübingen: Narr (particularly chapter 2)

1994 Detachment – the Later, the Deeper. Working Papers of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340. #41. Univ. Stuttgart & Univ.Tübingen & IBM Heidelberg.

1995 Studies on Phrase Structure and Economy. Working Papers of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340. #70. Univ. Stuttgart & Univ.Tübingen & IBM Heidelberg.

1996 Downright down to the right. U.Lutz & J.Pafel eds. On Extraction and Extraposition. Amsterdam: Benjamins (p. 145-271).

1997 Precedence among predicates. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 1: 3-41.

1997 Extraposition. In: D. Beerman / D. LeBlanc / H. van Riemsdijk (eds.) Rightward Movement. Amsterdam: Benjamins (Linguistics Today # 17; pp. 115-151).

1997 Typological Implications of a Directionality Constraint on Projections. In: A. Alexiadou / T.A. Hall (eds.) Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation. Amsterdam: Benjamins (Linguistics Today # 13; p. 17-33).

1997 Scrambling – Locality, Economy, and Directionality. In: Shigeo Tonoike (ed.) Scrambling. Tokio: Kurosio Publishers (Linguistics Workshop Series p. 61-91).

1998 (& Inger Rosengren) Scrambling. Sprache und Pragmatik 49. Univ. Lund. (129 pp.).

1998 Why are there no complex head-initial compounds? Ms. Univ. Salzburg. (In press in: Ch.Schaner-Wolles & J.Rennison & F.Neubarth eds. Naturally! Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier).

2000 Branching and Discharge. In: Peter Coopmans,P. & Martin Everaert & Jane Grimshaw. Lexical Specification and Insertion. Amsterdam: Benjamins (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory #197). (p. 135-164).

2000 OV is more basic than VO. In: P.Svenonius ed. The Derivation of VO and OV. Amsterdam: Benjamins. (p. 45-67).

2000 Adverb Placement – convergence of structure and licensing. Theoretical Linguistics 26:95-134.