Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics vol. 44 (3), 2008

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    (Versita Ltd., de Gruyter, 2008) Michalski, Grzegorz
    This article discusses the problem of accounting for Poznań-Cracow voicing in Government Phonology. It is concluded that in order for the process to be handled representationally, Polish words beginning with non-obstruents would need to carry the element {L} as part of the melody at the leftmost skeletal slot. It is explained that although such a move would make a representa- tional analysis of Poznań-Cracow Voicing straightforward, the presence of the element {L} on non-obstruents is against the tenets of the phonological model. The article is organised as follows. Section 1 presents a selection of voice phenomena in Pol- ish. Section 2 introduces the basic concepts of Government Phonology relevant to the analysis. Section 3 summarises Gussmann’s (2007) analysis of voice phenomena in Polish. Section 4 dis- cusses the differences between Warsaw Polish and Poznań-Cracow Polish in terms of voice as- similation. Section 5 briefly summarises two earlier analyses of voice phenomena in Polish that account for Poznań-Cracow Voicing, namely Gussmann’s (1992) SPE-type analysis of SEGMENT- TO-CONSONANT SPREADING, and Rubach’s (1996) Lexical Phonology (LP) analysis of CRACOW SPREAD. Section 6 presents theoretical considerations of why these two analyses cannot be me- chanically translated into GP theoretical machinery. The section also points to the limitations of VOICE ADJUSTMENT with respect to Poznań-Cracow Voicing. Section 7 introduces the flawed idea of enriching the left edge of words with the element {L}, and provides an attempt at a repre- sentational analysis of Poznań-Cracow Voicing using the enriched representation. Section 8 dis- cusses the limitations of the analysis, and proposes an alternative approach to the issue. Section 9 summarises the most important conclusions.
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    (Versita Ltd., de Gruyter, 2008) Snarska, Anna
    This paper discusses partial control, a notoriously intricate phenomenon. Brought to the linguistic limelight only recently (cf. Landau 2000), its bizarre nature renders it a real challenge to any the- ory of control. I contribute to the Agree vs. Move debate on control by making an empirical claim concerning cases of what I call Parasitic Partial Control Effects which are extremely problematic to Landau’s Agree Theory of Control. To account for these facts, I propose a solution framed within the theory of control based on Move. Refining insights in Rodrigues (2007), I suggest that the licensing of the PC effect depends on the presence of the projection of wollP dominated by TP in the structure of the infinitive and the sideward movement of the DP controller from within the adjunct to the matrix. Thus, Landau’s claim that partial control is licensed only in complements must be loosened (if not dropped).
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego