Article published in:Romance Linguistics 2008: Interactions in Romance. Selected papers from the 38th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Urbana-Champaign, April 2008
Edited by Karlos Arregi, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Silvina Montrul and Annie Tremblay
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 313] 2010
► pp. 73–88
Relativization, intonational phrases and rich left peripheries
This paper provides an analysis of relativizer restrictions in relatives headed by bare quantifiers. I argue that the restriction arises from violations of the requirement to phonetically mark the edge of an intonational phrase. Consequently, the structural position of the relativizer determines grammaticality. I also show that the availability of D in the nominal domain has an effect on the relativizer choice.
Published online: 09 September 2010