Adverbs and Functional Heads: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

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Oxford University Press, Mar 18, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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One of the world's leading syntacticians presents evidence for locating Adverb Phrases in the specifiers of distinct functional projections within a novel and well articulated theory of the clause. In this theory, both adverbs and heads, which encode the functional notions of the clause, are ordered in a rigid sequence. Cinques cutting-edge proposal suggests that the structure of natural language sentences is much richer than previously assumed.
 

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Contents

On the Relative Order of Adverb Phrases
3
11 Lower preVP AdvPs in Italian and French
4
12 Higher Sentence AdvPs in Italian and French
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13 Lower preVP AdvPs in VPfinal position
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14 Cases of AdvP movement and questions of scope
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15 Circumstantial adverbials of place time manner and the like
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16 Focusing and parenthetical uses of AdvPs
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some crosslinguistic evidence
32
418 Always and perfectimperfect aspect ?
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420 Durative adverbs and durative aspect
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421 ? and genericprogressive aspect
99
423 Completely and tutto and the two types of completive aspect
100
424 Well manner adverbs and voice
101
425 Quicklyfastearly and celerative aspect II
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426 Completely and completive aspect II
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428 Speculative remarks on other aspects and adverb classes
105

A Case for Adverb Phrases in Spec
44
21 Active past participle movement in Italian
45
22 Finite V movement in Italian
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On the Order of Clausal Functional Heads
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31 Evidence from the order of nonclosing agglutinating suffixes
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32 Evidence from the order of closing inflectional suffixes and auxiliaries
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33 Evidence from the order of functional particles
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34 Evidence from mixed cases
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35 Some remarks on prefixes derivation and inflection
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36 Toward a universal hierarchy of functional heads a first approximation
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Matching and Refining the Hierarchies of Adverb Phrases and Functional Heads
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41 Moods and modals
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evidence for Vikners 1985 three relations theory
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43 Lexical and grammatical aspect
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44 Speech act adverbs and speech act mood
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46 Evidential adverbs and evidential mood
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47 Epistemic adverbs and epistemic modals
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48 Time adverbs and TPast TFuture
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49 Perhaps and irrealis mood
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410 Not necessarilypossibly and alethic modals
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412 Habitual adverbs and habitual aspect
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413 Repetitivefrequentative adverbs and repetitivefrequentative aspects I
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414 Quicklyrapidly and celerative aspect I
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415 Already and Tanterior
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417 Still and continuative aspect
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429 Toward a universal hierarchy of clausal functional projections a second approximation
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DPRelated Functional Projections and Negative Phrases
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51 The positions of subject DPs
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52 The positions of object DPs
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53 Floating quantifiers
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54 The positions of Negative Phrases
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Some Implications and Residual Questions
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simple and complex sentences
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62 The hierarchy of functional projections and minimalist ideas
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63 Semantics and the hierarchy of functional projections
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64 Alleged parametric variation in the relative order of functional heads
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65 Hierarchies of nonclausal functional projections
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Conclusions
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Some Remarks on Other Verbal Forms and Other Romance Varieties
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A1 Infinitives in French and Italian
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A2 Past participles in some Romance varieties
146
A3 Absolute past participles present participles and gerunds in Italian
148
A4 Finite verbs in some Romance varieties
152
A Synopsis of the Orders of Overt Functional Heads in Individual Languages
153
NOTES
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REFERENCES
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LANGUAGE INDEX
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NAME INDEX
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SUBJECT INDEX
267
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