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Structures and Strategies





ISBN 9780415853545
Published August 6, 2013 by Routledge
370 Pages - 77 B/W Illustrations

 
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Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and cliticization, to word order issues and their status in discourse contexts. It illustrates a research program where the basic formal components of grammar, the rich cartographic syntactic structures, are directly implicated in morphosyntactic computations proper as well as in the articulation of discourse strategies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Clause Structure and Verb Related Syntax  Chapter 1: Generalized Verb movement  Chapter 2: Agreement and Case in Past Participial Clauses in Italian  Chapter 3: Verb positions: Evidence from Italian  Chapter 4: (Past) Participle Agreement  Chapter 5: Italian/Romance Clitics: Structure and Derivation  Part II: The Syntax of (some) Discourse Related Strategies  Chapter 6: Aspects of the Low IP Area  Chapter 7: Inversion as Focalization and Related Matters  Chapter 8: Extended Doubling and the vP-periphery  Chapter 9: Kinds of Evidence for Linguistic Theory  Chapter 10: Answering Strategies: New Information Subjects and the Nature of Clefts  Chapter 11: Pronouns and the Edge of the Clause

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Biography

Adriana Belletti is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Siena. She has been a researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and has taught at the University of Geneva. Her publications include: The Case of Unaccusatives; Generalized Verb Movement. Aspects of Verb Syntax; Aspects of the Low IP area.