Pseudo-relatives and their left-periphery

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Abstract

In this article I propose a new analysis of Pseudo-Relative clauses ('PRs') within the Cartographic model (Rizzi 1997 a.o.). Heretofore, the apparently contradictory behaviour of PRs in the syntactic tests used to determine their structure has been very problematic. Based on new data from Italian, I show that PRs are Small Clauses with a ForceP projection. Moreover, I explain the inconsistent results of the syntactic tests by claiming that PRs can be embedded in different syntactic environments. More specifically, they can be inserted as 'bare' Small Clauses into the matrix clause or be part of a bigger structure: i.e., a Complex-DP, a locative adjunction or a 'Larsonian' structure.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 28, Lisbon
Pagine23-42
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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Casalicchio, J. (2016). Pseudo-relatives and their left-periphery. In Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10. Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 28, Lisbon (pagg. 23-42)