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Variation in P: Comparative Approaches to Adpositional Phrases

Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi


Over the past thirty years, the generative framework has greatly contributed to the study of both the internal and external syntax of spatial adpositions, with the intent—among many other things—of giving a unitary account of their heterogeneous nature and behavior. Once the Cinderellas of grammar, prepositions have been extensively investigated in earlier research. The major result of these studies was to show that prepositional phrases have a complex internal structure, and that the grammatical encoding of locative meaning has its own place in UG. This volume constitutes the implementation a ... More

Keywords: preposition, spatial adposition, comparative syntax, split-PP, case, lexical/functional divide, linguistic variation

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190931247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190931247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacopo Garzonio, editor
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Padua

Silvia Rossi, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

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Front Matter

Variation in P

Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi

Part I (Micro)variation in PPs: Refining the Fine Structure of PPs

Chapter 1 Locatives in Shona and Luganda

Pavel Caha and Marina Pantcheva

Chapter 3 AxParts and Case in Complex PPs

Jacopo Garzonio and Silvia Rossi

Part II Ps beyond PPs: Variation in P-Related Phenomena

Chapter 6 Mutation in Spatial Deixis (Dx)

Tomio Hirose, Rose-Marie Déchaine, and Heather Bliss

Chapter 8 Comitative P

Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Marco Nicolis, and Stanca Somesfalean

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