Higher Functional Categories

José Camacho

Seminar in Syntax (Ling 515)
W 9:50-12:50, Spring 2002

Office hours:                                                             
M, W 2:00-3:00 and by appointment
Carpender Hall 303
phone: 932-9412 x32


Course content

Session Date Topic Reading
1 1/23 Intro: Functional vs. lexical categories, how do syntax and semantics interact?
2 1/30 Functional categories. How many? how are they determined? Ouhalla (1991:1-104), Cinque (1999: 52-76, 3-43)
3 2/6 Focus Zagona (2002: 379-401), Zubizarreta (1998: 1-37)
4 2/13 Focus and movement in Romance Zubizarreta (1998: 99-150)
5 2/20 Focus and Wh Cole (1994), Aoun and Li (1993)
6 2/27 The left-periphery, CLLD Rizzi (1997), Zagona (2002: 320-378)
7 3/6 Mood/modality and evidentiality Evidentials in Quechua Palmer (2001: 1-23, 35-52), Willet (1988: 51-79), Faller (2000, 2001)
8 3/13 Parentheticals in English and Spanish  Rooryck (2001a, b), Reinhart (1983)
9 3/27 To be rescheduled
10 4/3 Evidentiality in Spanish
Camacho (1999b),
11 4/10 Switch-reference Stirling (1993), Munro and Haiman (1983: ix-xv), Rising (1992) 1-14
12 4/17 To be rescheduled
Gordon (1983), Munro (?), Black (1992)
13 4/24 Switch-reference and coordination, Capanahua Camacho (2000), Camacho and Elías (2001)
14 5/1 Coordination Camacho (1999a, 2000)


Aoun, Joseph and Audrey Li (1993) "Wh-Elements in Situ: Syntax or LF?" Linguistic Inquiry 24.2:199-238

Black, Andrew (1992) "South American Verb Second Phenomena: Evidence from Shipibo" Syntax at Santa Cruz, ed. by A. Black and J. McCloskey. 1: 35-63

Camacho, José (1999a) "How Similar are Conjuncts. Against Asymmetric Conjunction" in Formal Approaches to Romance Syntax, ed. by J-M. Authier, B. Bullock and L. Reed. Benjamins.

Camacho, Jose (1999b) "The Syntax and Semantics of Evidentiality Markers in dialect of Latin American Spanish," ms. Rutgers University.

Camacho, José (2000) "The Syntax of Coordination", ms. Rutgers University.

Camacho, José and Alberto Elías (2001) "Coordination and Switch-reference: evidence from Capanahua," ms. Rutgers University.

Cinque, Guglielmo (1999) Adverbs and Functional Heads: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Oxford University Press.

Cole, Peter (1994) "Is There LF movement?"Linguistic Inquiry, 2: 239-262

Faller, Martina (2000) "The evidential and validational licensing conditions for the Cusco Quechua enclitic -mi," ms. Stanford University.

Faller, Martina (2001) "Remarks on Evidential Hierarchies" in Proceedings of the "Steadfest" ed. by D. Beaver et al. Cascadilla Press.

Gordon, Lynn (1983) "Switch Reference, Clause Order and Interclausal Relationships in Maricopa," Switch-Reference and Universal Grammar ed. by J. Haiman and P. Munro. Benjamins.

Haiman, John and Pam Munro (1983) introduction to Switch-Reference and Universal Grammar. Benjamins.

Ouhalla, Jamal (1991) Functional categories and parametric variation. Routledge.

Palmer, F.R. (2001) Mood and Modality. Cambridge University Press.

Reinhart, Tanya. (1983) "Point of View in Language - The Use of Parentheticals," Essays on Deixis, ed, by Gisa Rauh. Tübingen.

Rizzi, Luigi (1997) "The Fine Structure of the Left Periphery" in Elements of Grammar, ed. by Liliane Haegeman. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Rising, David (1992) Switch Reference in Koasati Discourse Summer Institute of Linguistics and University of Texas at Arlington.

Rooryck, Johan (2001a) "Evidentiality I" Glot International 5.4: 125-33

Rooryck, Johan (2001b) "Evidentiality II" Glot International 5.5: 161-68

Stirling, Lesley (1993) Switch-reference and discourse representation. Cambridge University Press. Willet, Thomas (1988) "A Cross-Linguistic Survey of The Grammaticalization of Evidentiality" Studies in Language 12.1: 51-97

Zagona, Karen (2002) The Syntax of Spanish. Cambridge University Press.

Zubizarreta, María-Luisa (1998) Prosody, Focus, and Word Order. MIT Press.