- Band 29:
- Gupton, Timothy: The Syntax-Information Structure Interface. Clausal Word Order and the Left Periphery in Galician.
XVIII/290 S. - Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter, 2014.
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It is quite remarkable that, after over a half-century of generative grammar, there is still uncertainty with respect to the analysis of preverbal subjects in a number of languages. According to canonical analyses, preverbal subjects are arguments (A-elements). However, following non-canonical analyses, preverbal subjects are not arguments, but rather A’-elements that behave like topical preverbal direct and indirect objects, which have received a CLLD analysis in the literature (e.g. Cinque 1990). The implications of this debate are far-reaching for generative theory: if preverbal subjects are non-arguments, one must question the universality of the EPP (as in e.g. Alexiadou & Agnostopoulou 1998), as well as its associated features and feature-strengths.
Galician is an underdocumented Romance language within the generative paradigm. In this book, I develop an experimental program for establishing clausal word order preferences for a number of information structure contexts. The preference data suggest that preverbal subjects behave like canonical elements, and not CLLD elements. These results inform the model of the preverbal field that I propose for Galician, which also takes into account the enclisis-proclisis divide and reco.
|List of Tables and Figures||S. XIII|
|2.||The interaction between syntax and information structure||S. 18|
|4.||Statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative measures||S. 139|
|5.||Toward a Left-peripheral Syntactic Analysis of Galician||S. 183|
|6.||Appendix A: Linguistic questionnaire for initial tasks||S. 248|
|7.||Appendix B: Task 1: Appropriateness Judgment Task||S. 252|
|8.||Appendix C: Task 2: Word order preference task||S. 259|
|9.||Appendix D: Task 3: Recorded field interview||S. 267|
|10.||Appendix E: Follow-up WPT: for narrow-focus in Task 2||S. 268|