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By Guglielmo Cinque

In this ebook, Cinque takes a generative standpoint on typological questions in relation to be aware order and to the syntax of relative clauses. specifically, Cinque appears at: the location of the top vis à vis the relative clause on the subject of the placement of the verb vis à vis his item; a normal cross-linguistic research of correlatives; the necessity to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, kind of non-restrictives (with languages differing to whether they own either, one, the opposite, or neither); a selective kind of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative cartoon of a extra plentiful paintings in growth on a unified research of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.

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Not necessarily. It seems possible to retain the extension of the LCA to subword structure while at the same time permitting clitics to adjoin to verbs; namely by having the LCA apply in the subword (morphological) component with results that are ‘invisible’ to the syntactic component. This amounts to saying that a verb, even if morphologically complex ([re[at[test[s]]]]) is syntactically simplex; merely a V. 10), this conclusion is in fact almost forced, it seems. If words come fully inflected from the lexicon, should the syntactic category of the word be determined by its rightmost morphological element, we would never have a VP, but, directly TenseP (in a case like reattested); or NumberP, in a case like reattests, if -s codes number (Kayne 1989): not a fully satisfactory result.

They correctly observe that the constraint is rigidly operative within the extended projection of a certain category, V or N (namely with heads sharing the same categorial feature), but is not as rigidly operative across the extended projections of different categories. Whether the FOFC is an absolute constraint, or only a very strong tendency, (in either case an important fi nding) is a point that remains to be ascertained (see the discussion of certain apparent counterexamples in Biberauer, Holmberg and Roberts 2008a,b, 2009 and Sheehan 2009, and the VO languages with fi nal complementizers mentioned in note 31 and below in section 7).

Peut-être (*que) l’a-t-il reçu. ’ In both cases, the order clitic > verb > subject follows automatically if the clitic is indeed adjoined to the verb in I, before its movement to C across the subject. In the AS system, there must be a higher C to which the clitic independently moves, and a separate principle that demands that clitics always attach to a head preceding the position of the fi nite verb, whatever that is, I or C. Note, however, that in the latter analysis one could in principle expect some element to intervene between the clitic and the verb even in the COMP space (as it does in the IP space, as seen above).

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