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The Verbal Complex in RomanceA Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces$
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Paola Monachesi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274758

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
The Verbal Complex in Romance

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This introductory chapter focuses on the properties of verbal complex in various Romance languages and considers cliticization as well as complex predicates, that is, auxiliary verbs as well as modal, aspectual, and motion verbs in Romance languages. Moreover, it investigates the nature of the interface between syntax and other components of the grammar, particularly phonology, morphology, and argument structure. It provides an outline of the topics discussed in this book. It shows several examples, explains arguments, and proves some theories highlighted in this study.

Keywords:   syntax, grammar, phonology, morphology, argument structure, cliticization, Romance languages

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