ISBN-10:
0521022924
ISBN-13:
9780521022927
Pub. Date:
11/17/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar

Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar

by Guglielmo Cinque, S R Anderson, J Bresnan
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Overview

Guglielmo Cinque is one of the world's leading theoretical syntacticians, and is particularly known for his application of recent theory to the analysis of Italian. This volume brings together eleven of his essays, some published here for the first time and others not hitherto easily available. Cinque explores a wide range of aspects of Italian syntax, and compares Italian with the syntax of other Romance and also Germanic languages. This volume will be welcomed by all those working on Italian syntax, and on theoretical syntax more generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521022927
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series , #77
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. On extraction from NP in Italian; 2. On the theory of relative clauses and markedness; 3. Bare quantifiers: quantified NPs and the notion of operator at S-structure; 4. On si constructions and the theory of arb; 5. Ci si; 6. On a difference between English and Italian 'Complement Object Deletion' constructions; 7. Ergative adjectives and the lexicalist hypothesis; 8. The pseudo-relative and ACC-ing constructions after verbs of perception; 9. On leftward movement of tutto in Italian; 10. On the evidence for partial N movement in the Romance DP; References; Index.

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