1. Wm. G. Bennett Subject-Auxiliary inversion in interrogative complex NPs
1. Lisa Bylinina Count lists cross-linguistically vs bootstrapping the counting system
1. Andreea Nicolae, Patrick D. Elliott and Yasutada Sudo Pair-list readings of conjoined singular which-phrases
1. Heidi Harley and Jeffrey Punske Some PP modifiers of NP block relative readings in superlatives
1. Katrin Axel-Tober and Patrick Grosz Even strong evaluatives can occur under negation
1. Peter Arkadiev and Yury Lander Non-quantificational distributive quantifiers in Besleney Kabardian
1. Luka Crnic Projection of supplements in alternatives
1. Matthew Barros Sluiced fragment answers: another puzzle involving islands and ellipsis
1. Theresa Biberauer and Johan Oosthuizen More unbearably light elements? Silent verbs demanding overt complementizers in Afrikaans
1. Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence How why is different: wh-in-situ in
1. Galia Hatav A modification of the “Hey, Wait a Minute” test
1. Teresa Biberauer and Roberta d’Alessandro On the role of gemination in passives: the case of
1. Bridget Copley and Heidi Harley Futurates, directors and have-causatives
1. Maximiliano Guimarães A note on the strong generative capacity of standard Antisymmetry
1. Marco Nicolis On the case marking of PRO in Italian
1. Elissa Flagg Questioning
both: a gap in the theory of antipresupposition
1. Valentina Bianchi An asymmetry
between personal pronouns and other DPs
1. David Adger Focused
1. Gabi Danon Quantification over partitions
2. Elissa Flagg Not just constituent negation
3. Sky Sang-Geun Lee Japanese/Korean possessive verbal nouns as inherently intensional
4. Linton Wang and Eric McCready The indefiniteness effect
1. Boban Arsenijevic Negative
concord in Serbo-Croat APs
1. Relative head surgery
1. A simultaneous perception of things: SOT in Russian
1. Against heterogeneous origins for n't and not
1. R. Amritavalli and Partha
A case distinction between
unaccusative and unergative subjects in Assamese
1. Yves-Ferdinand Bouvier
Some audible effects of a silent operator
1. Tanmoy Bhattacharya
The puzzle of
Bangla Comp-internal clauses
1. Yves-Ferdinand Bouvier
How to passivize French causatives
1. David Gil Rau Indonesian:
a VO language with internally-headed relative clauses
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