Adverbials and the Phase Model
This monograph addresses two issues, phases and adverbials. It proposes that there is a correlation between the phase structure, the tripartite quantificational structure and the information structure of the sentence. This correlation plays an important role not only in referential and information-structural properties of arguments and the verb but also in adverbial properties. For instance, the study shows that certain sentence adverbials can occur in the sentence-final position in the vP phase when they represent the extreme value with respect to the set of focus alternatives. The proposed correlation also becomes important in anaphoric relations with respect to adjuncts. Only an R-expression spelled out and interpreted in the CP phase of an adjunct clause can corefer with the coindexed pronoun. The study also discusses adverbial ordering and shows that the relative order of certain adverbials can be reversed if they occur in different phases. The monograph will appeal to syntacticians and linguists interested in the relationship between syntax and its interfaces.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Phrasal movement
Chapter 3 Verb movement and architecture of the CP phase
Chapter 4 Adverbials in the sentencefinal position in the vP phase
Chapter 5 Hierarchy and movement of adverbials
adjunct clause Adjunct Coreference Principle adverbial ordering adverbials occur AdvP2 afternoon anaphoric argues argument Background Adjunct Coreference book.acc sends Pavel.nom bylo c-command často Chomsky Chomsky’s clausal adjuncts clitic coindexed pronoun Condition C effects contrast CP MoodP CP phase Czech direct object domain dvakrát elements EPP-feature example existential existential closure externally merged finite verb focus girl.acc grammatical holku information-structural interpreted as backgrounded Jirka the book kissed Marie.acc který lexical subarray Marii matrix clause merger MoodP Tu knihu možná nakopal non-clausal adjuncts nuclear scope odpoledne Pavel had sex Pavel měl Pavel will send Pavel.nom Jirka.dat vP Phase Featuring principle phase head pondělí pošle TP Pavel Prague pravděpodobně proposed quantifier R-expression relative clause relative orders relevant restrictive clause scrambling semantic interface send Jirka sends Pavel.nom Jirka.dat sentence adverbials sentence-final position SpecTP stacked adverbials Superset Subset Principle temporal adverbial tomorrow TP Pavel Jirkovi unaccusative verbs ungrammatical včera večer verb movement všechny wh-movement zítra