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Mapping the Left Periphery – The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro


The empirical work on sentence structure over the last several years has been advanced by the so-called cartographic program, which aims to provide a map of the functional projections in clausal architecture; in the framework of this project, a highly articulated functional structure has been developed, where specialised positions appear to have the same respective order across languages. This volume is the fifth in the cartographic series. For the first time, a whole volume is devoted to the functional articulation of a single structural layer, the so called complementizer system, the highest ... More

Keywords: cartography, left-periphery, topic-focus, complementizers, wh-words, sentential particles, functional projections, illocutionary force, clause typing, mood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199740376
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paola Benincà, editor
University of Padua

Nicola Munaro, editor
University of Venice

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Front Matter


Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro

Part I The Projections in CP

2 On the Syntax of Topic and Focus in Chinese

Linda Badan and Francesca Del Gobbo

3 What’s a Wh-Word Got to Do with It?

Enoch O. Aboh and Roland Pfau

Part II At the Borders of CP

6 Sentential Particles and Remnant Movement

Cecilia Poletto and Raffaella Zanuttini

7 Matching Moods

Federico Damonte