Current Studies in Italian Syntax (North-Holland Linguistic by G. Salvi

By G. Salvi

The 16 contributions which make up this quantity are consultant of the learn at present conducted in Italy on Italian and, extra quite often, Romance syntax (in the generative tradition). The essays have been particularly accumulated to pay homage to Professor Lorenzo Renzi, a student who has because the Sixties promoted and formed the examine of Italian syntax in Italy, either via his personal paintings and during a collective firm which culminated within the ebook of the "Grande Grammatica Italiana di Consultazione" (3 vol., Bologna, Il Mulino, 1988-1995). lots of the members to this quantity have been engaged in that company as younger, unemployed linguists, and at the moment are one of the such a lot favorite experts within the box of Italian syntax.

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By G. Salvi

The 16 contributions which make up this quantity are consultant of the learn at present conducted in Italy on Italian and, extra quite often, Romance syntax (in the generative tradition). The essays have been particularly accumulated to pay homage to Professor Lorenzo Renzi, a student who has because the Sixties promoted and formed the examine of Italian syntax in Italy, either via his personal paintings and during a collective firm which culminated within the ebook of the "Grande Grammatica Italiana di Consultazione" (3 vol., Bologna, Il Mulino, 1988-1995). lots of the members to this quantity have been engaged in that company as younger, unemployed linguists, and at the moment are one of the such a lot favorite experts within the box of Italian syntax.

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Them he_buys 'Gianni reads interesting books more than he buys' If N-movement is responsible for the order N Adj -, then the order in (ii) with piu following the adjective could not be obtained through further N movement pass the degree adverb. Expletive negation in Italian comparative clauses 27 NegP of the AgrP comparative clause. Our next question is: what is the status of the negative marker, once the QP has left the Spec position of its projection? This naturally leads to a closer examination of the expletive status of the negation appearing in comparative clauses to which the next section is dedicated.

On the format of small clauses. In Cardinaletti & Guasti 1995 :237-269. Tovena, Lucia. (1994). Notes onfinche. GenGenP, 2,2, 1-15. Zanuttini, Raffaella. (1997). Negation and Clausal Structure: A Comparative Study of Romance Languages. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. This page intentionally left blank 3 THE POSITION OF TOPIC AND Focus IN THE LEFT PERIPHERY* Paola Beninca 1 CONSTITUENT ORDER AND SENTENCE FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE We will assume a theory of grammar that conceives syntactic structure as a theoretical object representing the hierarchical relations between linguistic elements; its output is a linear sequence of unambiguously ordered elements.

Vii. the inflected verb, which reaches a C head in specific types of sentence (primarily questions), or in all main clauses in V2 languages.

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