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    • Deriving the Functional Hierarchy 

      Ramchand, Gillian C; Svenonius, Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-11)
      There is a tension between Chomsky's recent Minimalist theory and the cartographic program initiated by Cinque. Cinque's cartography argues for a large number of fine-grained categories organized in one or more universal Rich Functional Hierarchies (RFH). The subtlety of the evidence and the richness of the inventory virtually force an innatist approach. In contrast, Chomsky argues for a minimal ...
    • Lexical items in complex predications : Selection as Underassociation 

      Ramchand, Gillian C (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2008)
      This paper examines the problem of selectional ‘matching’ effects in Bengali V-V complex predicates, and English denominal verbs within the context of a decompositional syntax/semantics for verbal meaning and a theory of lexical insertion under non-terminals. It argues that within the particular version of this kind of lexical insertion, as proposed by Ramchand 2008b, selection can be captured by ...
    • Licensing of Instrumental Case in Hindi/Urdu Causatives 

      Ramchand, Gillian C (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      In this paper, I revisit the licensing and interpretation of instrumental case-marked nominals in Hindi/Urdu causative constructions to argue against the hypothesis that the se-marked phrase corresponds to a demoted agent. Rather, I will argue that a more unified analysis of se-phrases can be achieved through an event-structural analysis, in line with the standard interpretation of other adverbials ...
    • Verbal Symbols and Demonstrations Across Modalities 

      Ramchand, Gillian C (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-22)
      In this paper, I develop a new theory of the ingredients of semantic composition for the verb phrase, building on work in Ramchand (2018). I argue that the essential properties of this new approach make possible a new rapprochement between the theoretical analyses of symbolic verbal meaning across the visual and auditory modalities. The innovation of the new theory is that it partitions the verb ...