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By Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, Luis Silva-Villar

This article is a compilation of articles on assorted elements of Spanish grammar within the components of present theoretical syntax and semantics. subject matters lined comprise: the syntax and semantics of clitics and clitic doubling; the constitution of noun words, with certain realization to adjectives; the placement of matters; stressful and causation. The methods fall inside of generative grammar, largely understood, with a few contributions solid within the viewpoint of the minimalist application. hence, the booklet makes an attempt to provide a balanced photograph of state-of-the-art study in those parts. Luis Silva-Villar is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Mesa country collage, united states.

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That is, they are those that need not match any case feature (including case). (19) a. Diese Woche regenerisch und stürmisch this week rainy and stormy b. Eine Katze so groß a cat so big Another clear indication that the prenominai distribution of attributive adjectives in German is connected to case specification comes from the fact that a prenominai adjective licenses Case inflection on the noun (cf. Gallmann 1996). (20) a. von diesem Planet en of this planet b. 's red planet c. 's planet d. 's lilac planet e.

El problema complicado que Juan solucionó ayer. (43) a. El complicadísimo problema que Juan solucionó ayer. 'The extremely complicated problem that Juan solved yesterday' b. El problema complicadísimo que Juan solucionó ayer. But, interestingly, preposed adjectives and elatives are rejected in superlatives, as shown in (44): (44) a. El problema complicado más interesante del libro. 'The most interesting complicated problem of the book' b. *E1 complicado problema más interesante del libro. c. *E1 problema complicadísimo más interesante del libro.

23c). (23) (Hazout 1994:33) a. Argument Structure of Nom (R¡, Rj) b. Subcategorization frame of Nom: [ _ VP] c. NP, (DPj) N'¡ N, VP; Nom V DPk (R¡, Rj) (Aj, Bk) As Hazout shows, both "subjectless" and "active" event nomináis are possible in Hebrew. In the first example, the internal argument receives genitive Case; in the second, it is the external argument that is marked with genitive. (24) a. Axilat ha-tapuax eating the-apple b. Harisat ha-oyev et ha-ir destruction the-enemy the-city c. Ha-axila Sei Dan et ha-tapuax the-eating Dan the-apple What we observe in Hebrew (and in Spanish), then, is a restriction in event nomináis to one genitive Case per noun phrase.

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