Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures
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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analysis argument fronting Artur Rubinstein AspP asymmetry auxiliary Cardinaletti 2010 central adverbial clauses chapter Cinque circumstantial adjuncts clausal complements clitic CLLD compatible complement clauses complements of factive conditional clauses Culicover 1991a D-linked derived diﬂference discussion domain embedded clauses Emonds encoded examples exams extraction factive predicates feature ﬁnd ﬁnite FinP ﬁrst focalization FocP ForceP fronted arguments fronted constituent Gianni Guardian Haegeman high modal Hooper and Thompson hypothesis illocutionary force illustrates incompatible interrogative intervention Italian John left periphery left-peripheral adjuncts lethal injection licensing licensing factor low construal main clause Mary moest moved Neg2 negative constituent negative inversion null operator ofthe operator movement patterns peripheral adverbial clauses position predict projection proposal relative clauses Rizzi Robin root clauses sentence-initial adjuncts speakers SpecFinP speciﬁer speech act structure subject clauses subject ellipsis syntactic syntax template temporal clauses TopP TP-internal truncation unacceptable verb wh-movement wh-phrase yes—no questions