Configurations of Sentential Complementation
Perspectives from Romance
By (author) Johan Rooryck
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Configurations of Sentential Complementation by Johan Rooryck
Book DescriptionThe investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar. The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author provides new perspectives on raising and control, longstanding problems in infinitival complementation. He then examines the problem of clitic ordering in infinitives in Romance languages. The second part of the book addresses various aspects of Wh- sentences: extraction from negative and factive islands, agreement in relative clauses, and the relation between French relative and interrogative qui and que.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415187794
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Configurations of Sentential Complementation, Paperback (September 2012)
This exploration of various aspects of sentential complementation in generative grammar focuses on infinitival complements and aspects of Wh-sentences, comparing French and other languages to Germanic.
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