By M. Emma Ticio
Examining its topic from a generative viewpoint, this hugely certain textual content bargains with the syntax of nominal expressions. It makes a speciality of empirical info taken from the Spanish language, although the writer is going extra to attract conclusions of wider theoretical curiosity from fabric culled from different languages too.
The ebook considers the most important phenomena within the nominal area, similar to extraction out of nominal words and ellipsis in those words, in addition to their amendment. In doing so it presents the reader with a unified clarification of a few phenomena that experience no longer formerly been analyzed below a unmarried simple account. particularly, Ticio explores how financial system notions engage with a couple of useful different types, with the size and sort of pursuits allowed, and with the life of 3 inner domain names inside of nominal expressions. She makes use of those observations to notify her research of the constitution of arguments and adjuncts in nominal expressions, and of the capability those components have for extraction. to check the empirical adequacy of her research, she employs phenomena comparable to the houses of attributive adjectives, partial cliticization and nominal elision in Spanish nominal phrases.
Aimed at really expert linguists in addition to people with a selected curiosity in Spanish and Romance languages, the learn specified by this e-book contributes to the final dialogue on linguistic concept by way of delivering extra fabric correct to key ongoing debates within the thought of grammar, reminiscent of the necessity to have a contrast among adjuncts and specifiers, and the inability of head circulate (N movement).
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Grohmann (2003) shows that the anti-locality condition also accounts for the impossibility of moving wh-elements to topic positions and for the impossibility of elements receiving two case features. For additional evidence for the ban on movement that is too short see Bosˇ kovic´ (1994), Bosˇ kovic´ (1997), Saito and Murasugi (1999), Ishii (1999), Abels (2001) Notes 21 and Bosˇ kovic´ (2002). These authors show that the ban on movement that is too short can account for the impossibility of short-subject topicalization and short-zero subject relativization in English (Bosˇ kovic´ 1997), certain extractions out of nominal expressions (Bosˇ kovic´ 2002), the immobility of IP (Abels 2001) and the that-trace effect (Ishii 1999).
5) Compramos (we)bought su foto her/his picture (possessor)/(agent)/(theme). The underlined nominal expression in (5) shows that the genitive pronoun su (his/her) can be understood exclusively as the owner, author or theme of the picture. 2 for discussion on PP arguments). Therefore, the behavior and properties of genitive pronouns set them apart from the rest of elements available in the Spanish nominal expressions and will be discussed in the appendix to this chapter for ease of exposition. I now focus on the PPs that can accompany the noun (henceforth, N) in Spanish.
As shown in the previous section, Spanish ARG PPs can be extracted from non specific nominal expressions if they are the only modifier of the nominal expression. Taking the previous discussion into consideration, one should expect the impossibility of extraction out of nominal expressions of the so-called PP adjuncts. However, this is not always the case. The PP elements in group A behave as ARG PPs, while the PP elements in group B behave differently. I reproduce some of the examples below:28 (37) Group A PPs extracted - grammatical ´ a.