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The Raising of Predicates: Predicative Noun Phrases and the Theory of Clause Structure


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

New light is shed on some classical issues such as the distribution and nature of expletives, locality theory, cliticization phenomena, possessive constructions, and the cross-linguistic variations of the Definiteness Effect.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments; Introduction: four apparently unrelated empirical domains; 1. The anomaly of copular sentences: the raising of predicates; 2. The syntax of ci; 3. Are there parameters in semantics? The defining properties of existential sentences; 4. The 'quasi-copula': on the role of finite clauses in seem-sentences; 5. A view beyond: unaccusativity as an epiphenomenon; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

Portrait

Andrea Moro is Full Professor of General Linguistics at University San Raffaele in Milan and Head of the Interfaculty Graduate Program in Cognitive Neuroscience. His publications include The raising of Predicates (1997), published by Cambridge University Press, and Dynamic Antisymmetry (2000).

Pressestimmen

'... an illuminating theory of predicate nominal and other copular constructions.' Noam Chomsky
EAN: 9780521562331
ISBN: 0521562333
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Linguisti'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 332 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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