Coreference, Modality, and Focus

Coreference, Modality, and Focus

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This volume is a collection of selected papers originally presented at the XVIth Colloquium on Generative Grammar that was held at the Universidad AutA³noma de Madrid. All the papers deal with current issues within the generative framework, mostly paying attention to phenomena pertaining to the syntax-semantics interface. The major concerns are coreference relations, modals and modality, and focus/ellipsis. More specifically, the contributions present research findings from different languages, often adopting a comparative perspective, and include studies on sub-extraction from subjects and objects; on obviation and Control structures; on specificity and Weak Crossover effects; and on reconstruction without movement, as well as papers that address the scopal interactions between tense/aspect and modals; the syntactic and semantic properties of different types of left-periphery operators; and the role focus plays in elliptical constructions.The expressions in bold face of these examples are PPIs, and, therefore, the presence of negation is not possible (cf. Gonzalez ... ]Que altos son muchos edificios! how high are many buildings a#39;How high many buildings are!a#39; b. *;Que altos sonanbsp;...

Title:Coreference, Modality, and Focus
Author: Luis Eguren, Olga Fernández Soriano
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2007

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