Studies in Relational Grammar 3
Edited by Paul M. Postal and Brian D. Joseph, this volume is the third in a series highlighting work in Relational Grammar. It extends the foundational studies of the first two volumes to refine and modify the insights, analyses, and theoretical devices developed in earlier connections, while at the same time providing support for some of the earlier constructs and claims.
Of the nine papers, four treat various aspects of advancements to and demotions from indirect object; three deal with raising and clause union constructions, in which initial immediate constituents of one structure are nonimmediate constituents of another; and two are concerned with problems in the description and formalization of verbal agreement systems. The nine articles cover languages ranging from Chamorro to English, French, Georgian, Greek, Japanese, Kek'chi, Korean, Southern Tiwa, Spanish, and Tzotzil.
1. On Distinguishing Surface Datives in K'ekchi
2. Japanese Direct Object to Indirect Object Demotion
3. Unusual Inversion in Chilean Spanish
4. French Indirect Object Demotion
5. Revaluation and Inheritance in Korean Causative Union
Donna B. Gerdts
6. Categorial Grammatical Relations: The Chamorro Evidence
Jeanne D. Gibson
7. Is Raising to Prepositional Object a Natural Language Grammatical Construction?
Brian D. Joseph
8. Towards a Theory of Agreement Controllers
Judith L. Aissen
9. Verb Agreement, Possessor Ascension, and Multistratal Representation in Southern Tiwa
Barbara J. Allen, Donald G. Frantz, Donna B. Gardiner, and David M. Perlmutter