An interview with Guglielmo Cinque

Guglielmo Cinque


Guglielmo Cinque is an emeritus professor at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He is one of the leading figures in generative syntax, and the most prominent representative of generative syntactic typology. He is one of the founders of the cartographic enterprise.

His publications include Typological Studies. Word Order and Relative Clauses (2013, Routledge), The Syntax of Adjectives. A Comparative Study (2010, MIT Press), Restructuring and Functional Heads. The Cartography of Syntactic Structures (2006, OUP), Adverbs and Functional Heads. A Cross-Linguistic Perspective (1999, OUP), Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar (1995, CUP),  Types of Ā-dependencies (1990, MIT Press). He has published extensively on every aspect of Italian syntax and syntax in general.

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Benincà, Paola (1994) La variazione sintattica: Studi di dialettologia romanza. Bologna: Il Mulino.

Chomsky, Noam (1965) Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Chomsky, Noam (1986) Knowledge of Language. Its Nature, Origin and Use. New York: Praeger.

Chomsky, Noam (1995) The Minimalist Program. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Cinque, Guglielmo (2006) Are all languages ‘Numeral Classifier Languages’? Rivista di grammatica generativa 31.119-122

Cinque, Guglielmo (2013a) Cognition, Universal Grammar, and typological generalizations. Lingua 130.50-65

Cinque, Guglielmo (2013b) Typological Studies. Word Order and Relative Clauses. London: Routledge.

Cinque, Guglielmo (to appear) A Source of Parametric Variation in the Lexicon. In A.Gallego and D.Ott, eds., Aspects’ 50th Anniversary. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (2014) In search of microparameters: a quantitative approach. Workshop ‘What happened to Principles and Parameters?’, Villa Salmi, Arezzo. July 3-5 2014

Hauser, Marc D.; Noam Chomsky; and W. Tecumseh Fitch. 2002. The faculty of language: What is it, who has it, and how did it evolve? Science 298.1569–79.

Kayne, Richard S. (2001) “Review of Paola Benincà La variazione sintattica: Studi di dialettologia romanza, Il Mulino, Bologna (1994),” Romance Philology, 54.492–499 (also in R.S.K. Movement and Silence. New York: Oxford University Press, (2005), 57-64).

Kayne, Richard S. (2003) Silent years, silent hours. In L.-O.Delsing, C.Falk and G. Josefsson, and H. Sigurðsson, eds., Grammar in Focus: Festschrift for Christer Platzack, eds., Oslo: Novus. (also in R.S.K. Movement and Silence. New York: Oxford University Press, (2005), pp. ).

Kayne, Richard S. (2005) Some Notes on Comparative Syntax: With Special Reference to English and French. In G. Cinque and R. S. Kayne, eds. Handbook of Comparative Syntax, New York: Oxford University Press, 3-69. (also in R.S.K. Movement and Silence. New York: Oxford University Press, (2005), pp.277-333).

Kayne, Richard S. (2008) Comparative Syntax and the Lexicon. In J. Durand, B. Habert and B. Laks (eds.) Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française - CMLF'08, Paris, 2008, Institut de Linguistique Française.

Kayne, Richard S. (2012) Comparative Syntax and English Is To. To appear in Linguistic Analysis.

Legate, Julie Anne; David Pesetsky; and Charles Yang (2014) Recursive misrepresentations: A reply to Levinson (2013) Language 90.515-528

Levinson, Stephen C. 2013. Recursion in pragmatics. Language 89.149–62

Nicolis, Marco (2008) The Null Subject Parameter and correlating properties: the case of Creole languages. In T.Biberauer, ed., The Limits of Syntactic Variation. 271-294. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Rizzi, Luigi (1982) Issues in Italian Syntax. Dordrecht: Foris.

Rizzi, Luigi (2009) Some elements of syntactic computation. In D.Bickerton and E.Szathmáry, eds., Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax. 63-88. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Rizzi, Luigi (2011) The Elements of Variation: format, locus and acquisition of parametric properties. Talk given at 50 Years of Linguistics at MIT, 9 Dec. 2011.

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