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Chapter 1: Introduction
1 Background4
Chapter 2: Explaining Turkish Relative Clauses
1 A little Turkish grammar
1.1 Background
1.2 Overview
1.3 A look at Turkish nominals: specificity effects
1.4 The EPP
1.5 NPs, DPs, Case and the EPP
2 Returning to relative clauses: Generalizations
2.1 Clauses that lack external arguments: the SR form
2.2 More examples with the SR form: the possessor of a direct object
2.3 Recap
2.4 Diagnostics for non-specific subjects34
2.5 Optionality of RC forms
2.6 The option of the SR form
2.7 The option of the NSR form
2.8 Genitive case
2.9 Clearing up the SR option
2.10 Relative clauses with complex arguments
2.11 Semantic reflex of syntactic structure
3 A minimalist account: Pestesky and Torrego (2001)
3.1 Pesetsky and Torrego (2001) analysis applied to Turkish relative clauses
3.2 The NSR -DIK form
3.3 The SR form
3.4 Recap: our new story
3.5 Clauses that lack external arguments: the SR form
3.6 Relative clauses with complex arguments
4 Conclusion
Chapter 3: Specificity
1 Introduction
2 Toward an analysis of DP/NP structure and Case in Turkish
3 The EPP and case assignment
4 Looking at Turkish ‘Quirky’ relatives
5 The subject/non-subject asymmetry is a misnomer
6 Repeat of Pesetsky and Torrego (2001)
7 Explaining the choice in RC forms
8 Summary
1 Introduction and Background
1.1.1 The EPP on T in Turkish
1.2 Evidence for the EPP in Icelandic and German
3 The SR and Movement through [Spec, TP]
3.1 Relative clauses with non-specific subjects and the SR form
4 Toward an explanation
4.1 The base position of subjects and intervention by NPs
5 Versions of the EPP
6 Conclusion
Chapter 5: Human/Non-human Distinctions in Turkish
1 Background
2 The Problem of Human Subjects
3 Toward a Solution
4 Explaining the Behavior of Human Nominals
5 Summary
6 Contrastive Focus and Human Subjects
Chapter 6: Relativization in Psych Verb Constructions
1.1 Classes of Turkish psych verbs
2 Turkish Psych Verbs and Relativization
2.1 Experiencer subjects
2.1.1 Subject Experiencers with accusative Theme
2.2 Experiencer objects
3 Conclusion
Chapter 7: Relativization from Infinitivals in Turkish
2 Uninflected Infinitivals
2.1 Review of assumptions
2.2 Non-subject infinitivals
3 Inflected infinitivals
4 Taking stock
Chapter 8: Conclusion
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