Infinitive Constructions with Specified Subjects: A Syntactic Analysis of the Romance Languages

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Oxford University Press, 6 iul. 2000 - 288 pagini
Overt subjects are usually considered as a property of finite clauses. However, most Romance languages permit specified subjects in a broad range of infinitive constructions. Guido Mensching analyzes this phenomenon in stages of French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and other Romance varieties.

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1 Introduction
2 The Basic Data
3 Foundations of Romance Syntax
The State of the Art
5 The Position of Subjects in Romance Infinitive Clauses
6 Case Assignment to the Subject of Infinitive Clauses
7 A Minimalist Interpretation
8 Summary and Outlook
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