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.
is a professor in the Titular de Lingüíca General Department de Filologia Catalana Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
is a researcher at Centro per l'Elaborazione del Linguaggio e dell'Informazione (CELI) and Scuola Normale Superiore.
- 1 French Bounded Dependencies
- 2 Determiners as Functors: NP Structure in Italian
- 3 Prepositions in Catalan
- 4 Pronouns, Variables, and Extraction
- 5 Null Complements in Italian
- 6 English Missing Objects and Italian Restructuring
- 7 Decomposing Italian clitics
- 8 Thematically Bound Adjuncts
Subject: Linguistics; Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG); Romance Languages--Grammar