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By Luis Eguren, Olga Fernández Soriano

This quantity is a suite of chosen papers initially offered on the XVIth Colloquium on Generative Grammar that used to be held on the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. the entire papers take care of present concerns in the generative framework, in most cases taking note of phenomena relating the syntax-semantics interface. the main matters are coreference family members, modals and modality, and focus/ellipsis. extra particularly, the contributions current study findings from varied languages, frequently adopting a comparative standpoint, and contain reviews on sub-extraction from topics and gadgets; on obviation and keep watch over constructions; on specificity and susceptible Crossover results; and on reconstruction with no circulation, in addition to papers that deal with the scopal interactions among tense/aspect and modals; the syntactic and semantic houses of alternative kinds of left-periphery operators; and the function concentration performs in elliptical structures.

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A variable ranging over a set of individuals, and syntactically corresponding to a DP gap; this counts as a strong element (in Milsark’s sense), violating the definiteness restriction (17a). How many phrases are instead subject to reconstruction of the restrictive term; the operator binds a non-individual variable, corresponding to a subpart of the DP and ranging over a set of quantities or degrees. Since there is no strong individual variable, the Definiteness Restriction is not violated (17b).

According to Enç’s (1991) analysis, quantifiers are always specific because they operate on presupposed sets of entities. 21. Judgments on English restrictive relatives found in the literature are not entirely congruent; Postal (1993, note 1) summarizes the situation. , Postal (1993) notes that WCO is absent in French restrictive relatives. In Italian, WCO effects seem to be weaker than in English. i. Lo studentei che i suoii insegnanti hanno bocciato. the studenti that hisi teachers have failed 22.

Clitic doubling in Romanian E. Extraction from existential constructions F. Scope reconstruction + Specific – Specific ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ * * * * * * ✓ ✓ Table 2. Specificity tests and their predictions A. Antireconstruction effect (Heycock 1995) WCO Effects B. Weak Island extraction (Cinque 1990) WCO Effects C. Participial agreement in French (Obenauer 1994) WCO Effects D. Clitic doubling in Romanian (Dobrovie-Sorin 1994) WCO Effects E. Extraction from existential constructions (Heim 1987) WCO Effects F.

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