Crossing Boundaries: Advances in the Theory of Central and by István Kenesei

By István Kenesei

The ebook includes 11 articles on theoretical difficulties in Albanian, Hungarian, Polish, (Old) Russian, Romanian, and the South Slavic languages of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian. They hide themes equivalent to clitics, head and phrasal flow, the constitution of the DP, and clause constitution. a couple of papers seek advice from and make systematic comparisons with languages outdoors the area, together with Breton, German, Hebrew, and Welsh. because the papers have been chosen from a world convention in Spring 1998 in Szeged, Hungary, they symbolize the crossing of obstacles in 3 senses: the actual feel, by way of evaluating genetically unrelated languages, and by means of reading homes of circulation throughout categories.

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Linguistic Inquiry 29:1 113-125. Toman, Jindrich. 1997. "On Clitics". Paper presented at FASSL 2, Formal Approaches to South Slavic Languages, Sofia, Bulgaria. Tomić, Mišeska Olga. 1996. "The Balkan Slavic Clausal Clitics". 811-872. Travis, Lisa. 1984. Parameters and Effects of Word Order Variation. PhD dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter. 1996. "Clitics, Scrambling, and Head Movement in Dutch". Approaching Second: Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena ed.

B. Koju li si mi sobu to rezervisaol EVENTIVE TO AND THE PLACEMENT OF CLITICS IN SERBO-CROATIAN 37 (15) a. " b. U koju li je sobu to Goran usaol (16) a. " b. Koju li sobu to uzimas? (17) a. " b. U koju li sobu to ulazisl The possibility to insert to, a non-clitic head, and most probably a distinct functional projection, in the middle of the phrase removes the motivation for Halpern's Prosodic Inversion, or phonological placement of clitics in general; the underlined phrases above must be syntactically displaced in order to accommodate to.

Two syntactic representations have been proposed to account for these phenomena. A number of authors, notably Borsley, Rivero & Stephens (1996), 46 DAVID WILLIS Rivero (1991, 1993b, 1994), and Wilder & Cavar (1994), have argued that in a number of Slavic, Romance and Celtic languages (especially the South Slavic languages), the past participle in (2) moves to the highest clausal head-position, C, skipping over an intermediate position occupied by the auxiliary. Such movement violates the Head Movement Constraint.

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