New PDF release: Features and Interfaces in Romance: Essays in Honor of Heles

By Julia Herschensohn (Ed.), Enrique Mallén (Ed.), Karen Zagona (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027237301

ISBN-13: 9789027237309

This quantity brings jointly new study on theoretical Romance Linguistics; its meant viewers is students within the box of formal grammar, in particular these focusing on Romance languages. It represents the newest paintings at the constitution of Romance languages, with appropriate comparisons to different languages akin to English and Basque. because the volume's name shows, similar subject matters recur in those reviews: the function of grammatical good points in sub-modules of the grammar, and the interplay of sub-modules with one another and with exterior platforms on the “interfaces”. The contributions to this quantity, all framed inside present theoretical types, discover those and comparable difficulties within the research of Romance. the quantity includes reports on morphology, phonology, syntax and semantics, and comprises language and topic indices.

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MIT Press. 1998. "Minimalist Inquiries: The framework". MIT Occasional Working Papers in Linguistics 15, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT. Cinque, Guglielmo. 1980. "On Extraction from NP in Italian". 47-99. Couquaux, Daniel. 1981. "French Predication and Linguistic Theory". Levels of Syntactic Representation ed. by Robert May and Jan Koster. Dordrecht: Foris. 33-64. Danlos, Laurence. 1992. 1-32. DiSciullo, A. Maria and Sara Rosen. 1990. "Light and Semi-Light Verb Constructions".

Zabala, Igone. 1993. Predikazioaren Teoriak Gramatika Sortzailean Euskararen kasua. D. Dissertation. ON THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT PREDICATES* IGNACIO BOSQUE Universidad Complutense, Madrid 1. Introduction The grammatical properties of so-called 'light verbs' have proved to be very relevant for our understanding of the syntax of complex predicates. These verbs (as take in take a walk; make in make a promise or pay in pay a visit) lack argument structure. They exhibit tense and agreement features and assign case to their DP complement, but they have a very abstract meaning (close, in fact, to that of the verb do).

This contrast suggests that siempre cannot modify events, whereas cada día does, (i) Tu [llegada cada día] alegra a los niños. " (ii) *Tu [llegada siempre] alegra a los niños. your arrival always makes-happy to the children THE INTERPRETATION OF FOCUS FEATURES 43 (11) ARROZ come la familia. " On the one hand, stress-focus does not entail obligatory movement, as shown in (12). Cleft-focusing, on the other hand, does involve obligatory movement, as shown in (13). (12) a. b. (13) a. b. La familia come CARNE.

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