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Proceedings of the 18th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

edited by Sonya Bird, Andrew Carnie, Jason D. Haugen, and Peter Norquest

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Front cover image   vi + 645 pages
publication date: December 1999

ISBN 978-1-57473-223-8 CD-ROM, $20.00
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WCCFL 18 contains 48 papers presented at the 1999 conference at the University of Arizona, focusing on phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics. The editors' introduction is available on-line. We have also posted a short errata page.

The CD contains all of the papers in Acrobat (.pdf) format, so you can easily browse or search the proceedings and print the papers you want to read. The proceedings are also available in paperback and library binding.


1.   Raising without infinitives and the nature of agreement
     Alexiadou, Artemis and Elena Anagnostopoulou

2.   Where and why do CVC syllables count as heavy?
     Ahn, Mee-Jin

3.   Structural markedness and Minimalist checking theory
     Bejar, Susana

4.   How to get a free ride: additional scrambling effect 
     and the principle of minimal compliance
     Boeckx, Cedric and Koji Sugisaki

5.   A multiplanar account of consonant-tone interaction
     Bradshaw, Mary M.

6.   Verbal classifiers as heads of functional projections: 
     evidence from American Sign Language
     Brentari, Diane and Elena Benedicto

7.   Diminutive reduplication in Thompson River Salish
     Coelho, Gail

8.   Inflection is syntactic: evidence from Salish possessives
     Davis, Henry and Martina Wiltschko

9.   A syntactic derivation of Semitic verbs
     Doron, Edit

10.  Properties as arguments
     Engelhardt, Miriam

11.  Extraposition and scope: a case for overt QR
     Fox, Danny and Jon Nissenbaum

12.  Stripping and sluicing in Japanese and some implications
     Fukaya, Teruhiko and Hajime Hoji

13.  Phrase-linking meets Minimalist syntax
     Gärtner, Hans-Martin

14.  At-will spoonerisms and vowel length in Finnish
     Harrikari, Heli

15.  Subject and adjunct asymmetries: evidence from syntactic satiation
     Hiramatsu, Kazuko

16.  Dynamic quantification at a distance
     Honcoop, Martin

17.  Consonant clusters in Tsou and their theoretical implications
     Hsin, Tien-Hsin

18.  Cyclic spell-out and That-t effects
     Ishii, Toru

19.  The phonetic basis of coronal phonotactics
     Kang, Yoonjung

20.  Interaction of tone and stress in Seoul and Chonnam Korean
     Ko, Eon-suk

21.  Manner in dative alternation
     Krifka, Manfred

22.  A comprehensive of three Hungarian particles
     Laczkó, Tibor

23.  Psych-adjectives and semantic selection
     Landau, Idan

24.  Temporal adjectives and the structure of possessive DPs
     Larson, Richard and Sungeun Cho

25.  On multiple wh-questions: weak crossover, D-linking, 
     and the third wh-phrase effect
     Lewis, John D.

26.  The morphosemantics of object case in Kannada
     Lidz, Jeffrey

27.  Two views of Polish reflexives
     Lubowicz, Anna

28.  A reconsideration of unaccusativity in ergative alternations
     Matsuoka, Mikinari

29.  Evidence for feature-driven A-scrambling
     McGinnis, Martha

30.  Subject and object coordination in Ndebele: and HPSG analysis
     Moosally, Michelle J.

31.  A unified mora account of Chuukese
     Muller, Jennifer S.

32.  Successive cyclicity phenomena in wh-movement constructions
     Noonan, Máire B.

33.  Durative adverbials for result states
     Piñón, Christopher

34.  Long-distance agreement in Tsez
     Potsdam, Eric and Maria Polinsky

35.  On base-reduplicant identity
     Pylkkänen, Liina

36.  Quantificational mapping of nonlogical If
     Quer, Josep

37.  Absolute constructions: on the distribution of predicative idioms
     Riehemann, Susanne Z. and Emily Bender

38.  Object assymetries and their morphophonological reflexes
     Seidl, Amanda

39.  Typology of consonantal weaking in a constraint-based approach
     Shin, Seung-hoon

40.  Noun faithfulness and accent in Fukuoka Japanese
     Smith, Jennifer L.

41.  Compensatory lengthening as coalescence: analysis and implications
     Sumner, Meghan

42.  Indexical pronouns as bound variables
     Tsoulas, George and Murat Kural 

43.  Binding Theory and Minimalist Features
     Van Gelderen, Elly

44.  Predicative and non-predicative verb particle constructions
     Vinka, Mikael

45.  Right-node raising and the LCA
     Wilder, Chris

46.  Modal verbs must be raising verbs
     Wurmbrand, Susi

47.  The unified semantics of Mosts
     Yabushita, Katsuhiko

48.  Case features and case particles
     Yang, Dong-Whee

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