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The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis


This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg that in She said that she would) and their phrases. The chapters are divided into two parts, each of which highlights aspects of the behaviour and function of complementisers. The first part looks at how and when subjects, or parts of subjects, can and cannot move outside their canonical position in a sentence. Each chapter examines and compares the relevance of a number of syntactic factors in languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Brazilian ... More

Keywords: complementiser, phase, subextraction, left periphery, edge, movement operations

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584352
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis, editor
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Cyprus
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