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Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Norma Schifano


This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. It examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of hierarchically ordered adverbs, as laid out in Cinque’s (1999) seminal work. The volume uses extensive empirical data to demonstrate that, contrary to traditional assumptions, it is possible to identify at least four distinct macro-typologies in the Romance languages: these macro-typologies stem from a compensatory mechanism between syntax and morphology in licensing the Tense, Aspect, and Mood inter ... More

Keywords: Romance, verb movement, adverbs, paradigmatic instantiation, verb paradigms, TAM, cartography, minimalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804642
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norma Schifano, author
Research Associate, Department of Italian, University of Cambridge