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Author Ticio, M. Emma.

Title Locality domains in the Spanish determiner phrase / by M. Emma Ticio
Edition First edition
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 219 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in natural language and linguistic theory ; v. 79
Studies in natural language and linguistic theory ; v. 79
Contents LOCALITY DOMAINS IN THE SPANISH DETERMINER PHRASE; Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; Preface; Contents; Introduction; 1.1 Scope of the Book; 1.2 On the Parallelism Between Clauses and Nominal Phrases; 1.3 Theoretical Framework; 1.4 Overview of the Book; Notes; On the Structure of Nominal Expressions; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Basic Properties of Spanish Nominal Expressions; 2.3 Structural Relations Within Nominal Constructions; 2.4 The Structure of Nominal Expressions in Spanish; Appendix: Genitive Pronouns57; Notes
Summary Examining its subject from a generative perspective, this highly detailed text deals with the syntax of nominal expressions. It focuses on empirical data taken from the Spanish language, though the author goes further to draw conclusions of wider theoretical interest from material culled from other languages too. The book considers crucial phenomena in the nominal domain, such as extraction out of nominal phrases and ellipsis in these phrases, as well as their modification. In doing so it provides the reader with a unified explanation of a number of phenomena that have not previously been analyzed under a single basic account. In particular, Ticio explores how economy notions interact with a number of functional categories, with the length and type of movements allowed, and with the existence of three internal domains within nominal expressions. She uses these observations to inform her analysis of the structure of arguments and adjuncts in nominal expressions, and of the potential these elements have for extraction. To test the empirical adequacy of her analysis, she employs phenomena such as the properties of attributive adjectives, partial cliticization and nominal elision in Spanish nominal phrases. Aimed at specialized linguists as well as those with a particular interest in Spanish and Romance languages, the research laid out in this book contributes to the general discussion on linguistic theory by providing additional material relevant to key ongoing debates in the theory of grammar, such as the need to have a distinction between adjuncts and specifiers, and the lack of head movement (N movement)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
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Subject Spanish language -- Grammar, Comparative -- English.
Spanish language -- Syntax.
Spanish language -- Determiners.
Spanish language -- Nominals.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009940142
ISBN 904813398X
9789048133987
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)