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Romance in HPSG

edited by Sergio Balari and Luca Dini

This book describes several aspects of syntax and semantics of Romance Languages assuming the point of view of a constraint-based, non-transformational linguistic theory, i.e. Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). Besides the widening of the empirical coverage of HPSG the theory, its main significance consists in a refinement of the theory itself, on the basis of data from Romance languages. It contains essays discussing phenomena from Catalan, French, Italian, Spanish.

Sergio Balri is a professor in the Titular de Lingüíca General Department de Filologia Catalana Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Luca Dini is a researcher at Centro per l'Elaborazione del Linguaggio e dell'Informazione (CELI) and Scuola Normale Superiore.


  • Introduction Sergio Balari and Luca Dini
  • 1 French Bounded Dependencies Anne Abeillé Danièle Godard, Philip Miller, Ivan A. Sag
  • 2 Determiners as Functors: NP Structure in Italian Valerio Allegranza
  • 3 Prepositions in Catalan Toni Badia
  • 4 Pronouns, Variables, and Extraction Sergio Balari
  • 5 Null Complements in Italian Luca Dini
  • 6 English Missing Objects and Italian Restructuring Claire Grover
  • 7 Decomposing Italian clitics Paola Monachesi
  • 8 Thematically Bound Adjuncts Antonio Sanfilippo
  • Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575860821 (9781575860824)
ISBN (Cloth): 157586083X (9781575860831)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869756 (9781575869759)

Subject: Linguistics; Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG); Romance Languages--Grammar

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