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Imagination is more imporant than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Ken Hiraiwa

The Syntax of the World's Languages and Human Mind

Current Research Projects


Case and Agreement


Clausal Architecture


Syntax-PF Interface




Some current research projects are summarized below.


1. A Cross-Linguistic Survey of the Syntax and Semantics of Head-Internal Relativization

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2. Syntax-Phonology Interface
I have been interested in how identical elements are avoided in syntax. Human language seems to possess some mechanism (universally) to avoide repetition, which is redundant.


3. Number, Recursion, and Coordination


4. The Syntax of Shuri Okinawan

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