Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures

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OUP USA, Nov 8, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 316 pages
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Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages. Liliane Haegeman argues that the dissimilar surface characteristics of these languages (primarily English and Romance, but also Gungbe, Hungarian, Hebrew, Dutch, and others) can be explained by universal constraints, and that the same structures apply across the languages. Haegeman focuses on main clause transformations--movement operations that can only take place in main clauses.
 

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Contents

The Articulated Structure of the Left Periphery
3
2 Arguments and Adjuncts on the Left Periphery
53
3 Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery
105
4 Main Clause Phenomena and Adverbial Clauses
149
5 An Intervention Account
195
MCP in that Clauses
257
References
287
Index
309
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Liliane Haegeman is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghent.

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