Known in the blog world as the "Half-Drunken Scribe," Ian self-published his first novel, Nos Populus, in 2012. Built on his studies in Political Science and History at American University, aois21 is working with him to further distribute and promote his premiere work. After being born in London, Ian lives in in the suburbs of Washington, DC, with his forgiving wife and an urge to keep writing. He's currently working on a graduate degree and notes that his taste for politics "has been missing for several years and is now presumed dead."
This book presents evidence for a universal word order constraint, the Final-over-Final Condition (FOFC), and discusses the theoretical implications of this phenomenon. FOFC is a syntactic condition that disallows structures where a head-initial phrase is contained in a head-final phrase in the same extended projection/domain. The authors argue that FOFC is a linguistic universal, not just a strong tendency, and not a constraint on processing. They discuss the effects of the universal in various domains, including the noun phrase, the adjective phrase, the verb phrase, and the clause. The book draws on data from a wide range of languages, including Hindi, Turkish, Basque, Finnish, Afrikaans, German, Hungarian, French, English, Italian, Romanian, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandarin, Pontic Greek, Bagirmi, Dholuo, and Thai.
FOFC, the authors argue, is important because it is the only known example of a word order asymmetry pertaining to the order of heads. As such, it has significant repercussions for theories connecting the narrow syntax to linear order.
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