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Syntax and its Interfaces: The Case of Romance Auxiliary Verbs

Paola Monachesi

in The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the interface between syntax and argument structure. It considers a case study of a particular kind of complex predicate, that is, Romance auxiliaries. It focuses on Romanian ... More


Object Clitics in Simple Tense, Complex Predicate, and Imperative Clauses

Christina Tortora

in A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed description and analysis of the syntax of complement clitics in Borgomanerese (a “generalized enclisis” dialect), which is relatively unusual in the Romance realm. ... More


Evidential Mood, Restructuring, and the Distribution of Functional Sembrare

Liliane Haegeman

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the restrictions on clitic climbing with Italian sembrare. For some speakers sembrare may behave either as a lexical verb and resist clitic climbing, or as a ... More


A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Christina Tortora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents and analyzes various features of the morpho-syntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken in the town of Borgomanero, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The study ... More


Object clitics

Ian Roberts

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0048
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to critically address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues regarding the syntax of Romance objects clitics. The chapter covers such areas ... More


Syntactic Phenomena in Peruvian Spanish

Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo

in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190634797
eISBN:
9780190634827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634797.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work analyzes the syntactic properties of three constructions in Peruvian Spanish: existential sentences, double possession, and doubled clitic climbing. It considers the interaction between ... More


Reconstructing complementizer‐drop in the dialects of the Salento: A syntactic or phonological phenomenon?

Adam Ledgeway

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Salentino dialects are reported to display a Greek‐style dual complementizer system, with propositional and irrealis complements introduced by the complementizers ca and cu, respectively, the latter ... More


Complex predicates

Michelle Sheehan

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0061
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a descriptive and critical overview of the some of the most striking and interesting problems and questions related to Romance complex predicates such as ... More


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