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Cinque's functional verbs in French

Rowlett, P 2007, 'Cinque's functional verbs in French' , Language Sciences, 29 (6) , pp. 755-786.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the syntax of a number of subcategories of verb in French which are compatible with a following bare infinitive and which express various kinds of grammatical tense, mood, modality, aspect and voice, as well as such (more lexical?) notions as perception, causation and locomotion. The article starts by cataloguing a number of properties that these verbs display, and outlines various traditional accounts. It then sketches recent proposals by Cinque (1999, 2006a) [Cinque, Guglielmo, 1999. Adverbs and Functional Heads: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Oxford University Press; Cinque, Guglielmo, 2006a. Restructuring and Functional Heads. Oxford University Press] regarding functional clause structure. Finally, the article uses Cinque’s framework to account for the properties identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: French, minimalist syntax, Cinque, modal verbs, perception verbs, causative verbs, andative verbs
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PB Modern languages. Celtic languages > PB0001 Modern languages
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Language Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03880001
Depositing User: Professor Paul Rowlett
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009 12:18
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 12:25
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1718

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