Infinitive Constructions with Specified Subjects (Heftet)

A Syntactic Analysis of the Romance Languages

Serie: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2000
Antall sider: 288
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
ISBN/EAN: 9780195133042
Omtale: Infinitive Constructions with Specified Subjects
Most Romance languages permit the overt realization of the grammatical subject in infinitive clauses in a considerable number of configurations. Mensching has the following goals: to describe systematically Romance infinitive constructions with specified subjects, taking into account diachronic and dialectical varieties; and then to interpret these facts within a generative framework, examining how overt subjects in infinitive clauses are licensed and what determines their case and position. His findings call for a thorough revision of the principles that have been assumed for analysing the Romance languages. Mensching uses eight Romance languages in his comparisons, among them Italian, Sardinian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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