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By Anna Bondaruk, Gréte Dalmi, Alexander Grosu

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ISBN-13: 9789027257000

The contributions during this quantity are dedicated to numerous features of the interior and exterior syntax of DPs in a wide selection of languages belonging to the Slavic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Semitic and Germanic language households. particularly, the papers tackle questions on the topic of the inner and exterior cartography of varied different types of simplex and intricate DPs: the location of DPs inside higher buildings, contract in phi-features and/or case among DPs and their predicates, in addition to among sub-elements of DPs, and/or the task of case to DPs in particular configurations. the 1st 4 chapters of the ebook concentration totally on the exterior syntax of DPs, and the rest chapters take care of their inner syntax.

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Steven Franks (2) Nevozmožno [perejti ètot most samomu/*sam]. ’ (3) Ivan ne znaet [kak tuda dobrat’sja odnomu/*odin]. 1 These are the central facts; additional complexities will be introduced in the next section. A primary issue raised by (1)–(3) is the following: Why does the SD appear in (2) and (3) but not in (1)? That is, once a mechanism is postulated for assigning the dative case, the question arises of why that mechanism is not also available even when there is an accessible antecedent, as in (1).

Dissertation, Santa Cruz, CA: Univeristy of California at Santa Cruz. 1983. The possessor that ran away. The Linguistic Review 3: 89–102. Szabolcsi, Anna. 1987. Functional categories in the noun phrase. In Approaches to Hungarian 2, István Kenesei, 167–189. Szeged: JATE Szabolcsi, Anna. 1994. The noun phrase. In The Syntactic Structure of Hungarian [Syntax and Semantics 27], Ferenc Kiefer & Katalin É. Kiss (eds). 1–84. New York, NY. Academic Press. Trugman, Helen. 2005. More puzzles about post-nominal genitives.

In addition to (2) and (3), the examples in (7) demonstrate the range of syntactic environments in which agreement fails and the SD appears instead; these are cited by Franks (1995) and references therein. In (7a–d), there is an obligatory controller of the infinitive, but agreement nonetheless gives way to the dative. Example (7a) illustrates object control, (7b) involves a purpose clause, (7c) an adnominal infinitive, and (7d) a non-commanding controller. In (7e–g), there is a potential antecedent, but the infinitive can also (to varying degrees) be understood as having an arbitrary human subject.

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