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The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Paola Monachesi


This book explores the interface between syntax and the other components of the grammar, particularly phonology, morphology, and argument structure. It contains case studies, on subjects such as clitics and complex predicates (auxiliary and modal verbs) in Romance and grounding theoretical analysis in constant exemplification. It shows that a careful analysis of their properties can lead to a better understanding of the interaction of the various components of the grammar. The syntactic properties of clitics are considered in relation to their phonological and morphological characteristic. The ... More

Keywords: syntax, phonology, morphology, argument structure, clitics, complex predicates, auxiliary verbs, modal verbs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274758
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paola Monachesi, author
Utrecht University
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