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By GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ROUND TABLE ON LAN, Raffaella Zanuttini, Elena Herburger, Paul Portner

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Anagnastopoulou 1997, 163; her [27]). For Catalan and Spanish, the judgments are less clear: sentential subjects analogous to those in (28) for Italian give marginal results and are even more marginal with CLLD. Que este problema los profesores no lo hayan podido that this problem the professors NEG it have-3PL can resolver me parece improbable. ’ Que aquest problema els professors no l’hagin pogut resoldre that this problem the professors NEG it have-3PL can solve em sembla improbable. ’ Though this suggests there are important crosslinguistic differences which one would like to further explore, I conclude that CLLD is at least more easily available in sentential subjects than topicalization would be in English, again showing CLLD is not subject to the same licensing requirements.

In the first part of this chapter, I will present some arguments for diversifying ARGUMENT FRONTING IN ENGLISH, ROMANCE CLLD, AND THE LEFT PERIPHERY 29 the functional structure of embedded clauses. Using a modified version of Rizzi’s split CP, I will elaborate this point on the basis of a distinction between two types of adverbial clauses: those that I call central adverbial clauses resist MCP and those that I label peripheral adverbial clauses allow them. 2. Adverbial Clauses and Root Phenomena This section shows that adverbial clauses in English are not a homogeneous group.

If anemones you don’t like, why not plant roses instead? The fronted arguments have a range of different readings. In (14a) and in (14b), the fronted element is a contrastive topic; in (14c, d) the fronted constituent picks up an 34 Part I: Clausal Architecture entity salient in the context; in (14e) an embedded interrogative clause is focused. In the constructed examples (14f, g), the fronted argument is also a contrastive topic. ). What is crucial is that central adverbial clauses do not allow argument fronting.

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