MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #55

Proceedings of FAJL 4: Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics

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Table of Content

Double Universal Quantifiers as Negative Polarity Items in Japanese

Masahiko Aihara

The Structures and the Derivations of Existential Sentences with aru/iru ‘be’

Masahiro Akiyama

Verbal Nouns in Japanese Are So Called for Good Reasons

Seiki Ayano and Masaaki Kamiya

Projections of Aspect in Japanese

Shin Fukuda

Lexical Cues to Foreignness in Japanese

Ben Gelbart and Shigeto Kawahara

Movement of a Shifty Operator

Yurie Hara

Non-Case-Theoretic Aspects of Nominative-Genitive Conversion Naomi Harada Japanese Passivization Revisited: Promotion of Possessors

Tomoko Ishizuka

Prosodic Adjunction in Japanese Compounds

Junko Ito and Armin Mester

Scrambling and the EPP in Japanese: From the Viewpoint of the Kumamoto Dialect in Japanese Sachiko Kato

The Perfect Marker –tei- in Japanese

Masaru Kiyota

Semantics of the Anti-Quantifier Zutsu

Mana Kobuchi-Philip

The Japanese Internally Headed Relative Clause is not an E-type Pronoun

Yusuke Kubota and E. Allyn Smith

Asymmetric Voicing and Relativized Markedness

Kazutaka Kurisu

Phase to Phase: Complementizer -to as a Bridge

Takashi Munakata

Counter Equi “NP”-trace Pronunciation

Hiroki Narita

A New Type of Nominal Ellipsis in Japanese

Yosuke Sato and Jason Ginsburg

Patterns of Default Accentuation in Japanese: Evidence from Nonce Words

Lisa Shiozaki

Noun Phrase Ellipsis and Syntactic Parameters: A View from Child Japanese

Koji Sugisaki

Differential Comparative Construction in Japanese Takuro Tanaka Fquant-Matching before the EPP Satisfaction

Yukiko Ueda

Toward a Better Understanding of Japanese Scramblings: On the “Semantically Vacuous” and “Interpretively Vacuous” Properties

Hideaki Yamashita

Miyagawa’s (1989) Exceptions: An Ergative Analysis

Yuko Yanagida