Coreference, Modality, and Focus

Studies on the syntax–semantics interface

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| Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
| Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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This volume is a collection of selected papers originally presented at the XVIth Colloquium on Generative Grammar that was held at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. All the papers deal with current issues within the generative framework, mostly paying attention to phenomena pertaining to the syntax-semantics interface. The major concerns are coreference relations, modals and modality, and focus/ellipsis. More specifically, the contributions present research findings from different languages, often adopting a comparative perspective, and include studies on sub-extraction from subjects and objects; on obviation and Control structures; on specificity and Weak Crossover effects; and on reconstruction without movement, as well as papers that address the scopal interactions between tense/aspect and modals; the syntactic and semantic properties of different types of left-periphery operators; and the role focus plays in elliptical constructions.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 111]  2007.  xii, 239 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Luis Eguren and Olga Fernández-Soriano
vii–xii
Tensed modals
Claudia Borgonovo and Sarah Cummins
1–18
Weak Crossover, specificity and LF chains
Michelangelo Falco
19–44
Conditions on sub-extraction
Ángel J. Gallego and Juan Uriagereka
45–70
Focus, exhaustivity, and deletion in English Pseudogapping
Kirsten Gengel
71–88
Reconstruction and scope in exclamative sentences
Raquel González-Rodríguez
89–112
Reconstruction without movement
Nicolas Guilliot and Nouman Malkawi
113–131
From polarity to modality: Some (a)symmetries between bien and in Spanish
M. Lluïsa Hernanz
133–169
Beyond the Infinitive vs. Subjunctive Rivalry: Surviving changes in Mood
Itziar San Martin
171–190
Romance infinitives with subjects, subjunctive obviation and Control Theory
Ioanna Sitaridou
191–219
On the syntactic features of epistemic and root modals
Karen Zagona
221–236
Subject index
237–239
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007035182 | Marc record