By Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027228000

ISBN-13: 9789027228000

ISBN-10: 9027294518

ISBN-13: 9789027294517

This selection of unique examine makes a speciality of a number of lesser studied points of Greek syntax. The articles mix a valid empirical assurance inside of present advancements of generative concept and canopy a large spectrum of parts. The syntax of sentential constitution is handled by means of articles, one is an intensive research of the distribution of target and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the opposite addresses the relation agree in small clauses (and among adjectives and nouns). articles learn the purchase of the left outer edge and of eventivity and one specializes in the ancient evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of wh-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb θelo are the focal point of 2 articles positioned within the syntax–semantics interface. The DP area is approached via theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and one other on determiner heads. the ultimate contribution stories the purchase of the Greek yes article.

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See the discussion in Cardinalletti and Guasti (1995). The exact nature of the functional category F has not been convincingly identified yet. See Spyropoulos (1999) for a discussion of the existing proposals. . See Spyropoulos (1998, 1999) for a discussion of the relevant data in English and Greek. . I further assume that this is an A-position, similar to the [Spec, T] position of a full clause. This assumption is supported by the observation that this position is a non theta- and a non L-marked position, as indicated by passive constructions (Hoekstra 1988): (i) I want [the message]i delivered ti at once.

Small clauses: Some controversies and issues of acquisition. In A. -T. ), Small Clauses [Syntax and Semantics 28] (pp. 1–23). London: Academic Press. Cardinaletti, A. & M. Starke (1999). The typology of structural deficiency. In H. ), Clitics in the Languages of Europe (pp. 145–234). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Catsimali, G. (1990). Case in Modern Greek. Implications for Clause Structure. D. Dissertation, University of Reading. Chomsky, N. (1981). Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht: Foris.

This, of course, leaves the subject-control pattern Agreement and multiple case licensing in English VS constructions unaccounted for. One may propose that subject-control is available in English examples such as (27a), repeated here for convenience, (i) There arrived three men [PRO without identifying themselves] because the string [without identifying themselves] is a reduced relative clause (Lasnik 1999). As such it is not adjoined to the vP, but it is rather a part of the postverbal DP-subject and the controller is the DP-subject itself.

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