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Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Peter Svenonius


This book is a Festschrift for Tarald Taraldsen. It consists of nine chapters on central issues in theoretical comparative syntax. The first three chapters deal with subject extraction, null subjects, the que/qui alternation, and relative clause formation. One chapter presents arguments that subjects are “criterial” and that subject extraction is highly restricted. The next chapter concurs, suggesting that what appears to be subject extraction in French has been misanalyzed, and involves a relative structure. Chapter 3 shows that children avoid using object relatives, preferring subject relati ... More

Keywords: syntax, comparative, subjects, subject extraction, pro-drop, null subjects, functional structure, relative clause, complementizers, morphology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199740390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Svenonius, editor
Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL)