Cinque's exploded IP in French

Rowlett, PA 2007, Cinque's exploded IP in French , in: Romance Linguistics Seminar, 15 February 2007, Oxford. (Unpublished)

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This paper focuses on the syntax of four 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 paper starts by cataloguing a number of properties that these verbs demonstrate, and outlines various traditional accounts. It then sketches recent proposals by Cinque (1999; 2006a) regarding functional clause structure. Finally, the article uses Cinque’s framework to account for the interaction between the four subcategories of verb, their ability to license clitic climbing, their behaviour with respect to voice, some specific properties of causative faire and the semantic subtleties of V1–V2 combinations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Refereed: No
Depositing User: Professor Paul Rowlett
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 14:22
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:06

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