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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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The structure of the clause

The structure of the clause

(p.556) Chapter 31 The structure of the clause
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Silvio Cruschina

Adam Ledgeway

Oxford University Press

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a comparative overview of the principal aspects of the structure of the clause, including combinatorial possibilities and ordering of various components such as subjects, objects, adjuncts, and verbs; periphrastic formations; illocutionary and discourse particles; structure, categories, and discourse functions of the higher and lower left peripheries (complementizers, V2, topic, focus, illocutionary force). Specific topics dealt with include: overview of clause; sentential core; lower left periphery; inflectional domain; adverb classes and positions; verb positions; restructuring; higher left periphery; complementizers; illocutionary force, clause types, and sentence particles (declaratives, interrogatives, exclamatives, imperatives), verb second, topic and focus in the left periphery.

Keywords:   clause, subjects, objects, adjuncts, verbs, periphrastic formations, illocutionary and discourse particles, higher/lower left peripheries

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