New PDF release: Clitics, Pronouns and Movement

By James R. Black, Virginia Motapanyane

ISBN-10: 9027236445

ISBN-13: 9789027236449

The advent to this quantity by means of Anders Holmberg offers a mirrored image on stream within the gentle of contemporary advancements in Minimalist thought. His dialogue of the theories of type as opposed to function flow when it comes to displacement and copying, presents the heritage for 12 papers facing clitics, pronouns and move in number of language households. Articles on Romance comprise papers at the genitive clitic in Andean Spanish, proclitic teams and observe order in Caribbean Spanish, overt pronouns and empty different types in Brazilian Portuguese, the clitic en in Catalan, and clitic doubling in Romanian. Papers on Germanic speak about stream of verbal enhances in Dutch and German, analyses of English finite auxiliaries in syntax and phonology, and complementizers in dialects of German in a reiterative syntax research. different articles take care of item shift in Serbo-Croatian, operator-bound clitics in Niuean, a serial verb research of the ba development in Mandarin chinese language, and experiencer verbs in Japanese.

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Conclusion We have made two main claims in our analysis of inalienable possessive constructions in Southern Andean Spanish. The first is that this dialect of Spanish has a clitic which licenses a genitive phrase that is the subject of a predi­ cate phrase. This predicate phrase constitutes the syntactic expression of the possession relationship. We assume, with Kayne (1994), that the order posses­ sor-possessed is universally basic. Second, we have argued that word order dif­ ferences between several languages in contact (early and later stages of Southern Andean Spanish, varieties of Quechua) can be accounted for by structural differ­ ences in the inalienable possessive constructions of these languages.

We refer to subgroups rather than dialects be­ cause these differences in judgments are not defined by geographical boundaries. 2 We treat only the clitic en which replaces internal or external arguments, and do not treat the variety of the clitic en shown in the example below: (i) a. Trec I'abric deI'armari. b. En trec I'abric. " 3 These patterns of data are also exposed in Cortes (1992), where a different approach is pro­ posed—that lexical head government by V or I is the primitive responsible for the restrictions on en-extraction from subjects.

As an anonymous reviewer points out, there may be structural differences between bare and quantified en, although we believe this would not affect our conclusions here. 54 CORINNE CORTES & ANNA GAVARRO c. (45) a. b. c. Vindran tard a la reunio ells. " * Seran convidats ells a la revetlla. be -FUT + PASSIVE invited they to the party Ells seran convidats a la revetlla. Seran convidats a la revetlla ells. " Equally, en-cliticization of the external argument is possible from the VP internal position, but ungrammatical from the preverbal or i-subject position: (46) a.

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