Latin Embedded Clauses: The Left Periphery
John Benjamins Publishing, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
This monograph is one of the first studies that approaches Latin syntax from a formal perspective, combining detailed corpus-based description with formal theoretical analysis. The empirical focus is word order in embedded clauses, with special attention to clauses in which one or more constituents surface to the left of a subordinating conjunction. It is proposed that two such types of left peripheral fronting should be distinguished. The proposed analyses shed light not only on the clausal left periphery, but also on the overall structure of the Latin clause. The study is couched in the framework of generative grammar, but since a thorough introduction is provided, no special background in formal syntax is required. Major topics touched upon are word order, information structure, locality, and the syntax of pied-piping. The book covers both synchronic and diachronic topics of Latin syntax, and is of interest for classical philologists, historical linguists, and formal syntacticians.
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List of abbreviations
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The internal syntax of Adverbial Clauses ACs
Chapter 3 The left periphery of embedded clauses
Chapter 4 The syntax of island piedpiping
Chapter 5 Clausal piedpiping by topics
A’-movement adjunct adverbial clauses analysis anaphoric antecedent assume asymmetry attested c-command Caesar chapter Cinque clausal pied-piping clause-final clause-initial clause-typing clitic ClLD complement clauses constituent corpus CP1 CP2 CP2 CP3 derivation Devine & Stephens direct object discourse discussion elements embedded clause English examples extraction feature finite verb FinP FocP focus FocvP ForceP fronted functional projections Gianni grammatical Haegeman head i.nom illocutionary force illustrated instance internal wh-movement interpretation interrogative introduced island Justine Henin languages Latin LEF1 LEF2 Left Dislocation left periphery leftward lexical linear main clause matrix moved multiple LEF noun operator overt pattern phenomenon phrase position postverbal predicate presentational foci proposed quidem quod relatifde liaison relative clause relative pronoun Relativized Rizzi Section sentence structure subordinating conjunction syntactic syntax topic TopP vP movement vP/VP wh-phrase wh-word who.nom word order