By Timothy Gupton

ISBN-10: 161451271X

ISBN-13: 9781614512714

The syntactic research of preverbal matters has been the subject of dialogue for a wide selection of languages. This ebook establishes clausal notice order personal tastes for Galician, a null-subject language of the Iberian Peninsula, according to quantitative and qualitative info. The experimental technique and knowledge constitution assumptions hired create a number of testable predictions. the consequences recommend that, in a variety of contexts, preverbal matters behave like canonical components, and never clitic left-dislocated (CLLD) components.

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Syntactic tests for arguments and non-arguments 23 According to Cinque (1990), the reconstruction in (5c) shows evidence that fronted focus elements are moved successive cyclically, while (5c’), which does not reconstruct, shows that topical XPs are CLLD elements (accompanied by the partitive clitic double) and thus base-generated. He also formulates the prediction that if CLLD moves in the same manner as wh- movement, it should be possible to dislocate the subject of the ECM predicate in (5d’), contrary to fact.

Many of these groups have been found to exhibit instability and optionality in their use and judgments of morpho-syntactic constructions whose distribution is governed by the syntax-discourse interface. There are notable exceptions, however, such as Slabakova, Rothman, and Kempchinsky (2011) and Slabakova, Kempchinsky, and Rothman (2012), which found that advanced and near-native L2 learners of Spanish demonstrated successful native-like acquisition of the syntax-pragmatics of clitic left-dislocation (CLLD) and clitic right-dislocation (CLRD) in Spanish.

D. [GIANNI] riteniamo [t] essere stupido. INF stupid ‘GIANNI we consider stupid. (non Anna)’ d’. Gianni, invece, riteniamo essere intelligente. ’ 15 Examples (4c–4d’) are taken from Cinque (1990: 64–67, ex. 13, 14, 25, 26). Syntactic tests for arguments and non-arguments 23 According to Cinque (1990), the reconstruction in (5c) shows evidence that fronted focus elements are moved successive cyclically, while (5c’), which does not reconstruct, shows that topical XPs are CLLD elements (accompanied by the partitive clitic double) and thus base-generated.

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