By Guglielmo Cinque, Giuliana Giusti

ISBN-10: 9027227306

ISBN-13: 9789027227300

The purpose of the publication is to assemble and make on hand to the general public contemporary stories on Roumanian within the framework of Generative Grammar. the entire stories may be regarded as hugely complicated from either the empirical and the theoretical viewpoint. in truth, they care for the various phenomena that differentiate this language from different well-studied ones, adopting and additional bettering fresh advancements in linguistic concept. during this admire the publication contributes either to Roumanian experiences and to theoretical linguistics. those reviews conceal significant parts of basic syntactic research: the syntax of nominal expressions (Giusti on determiners, Grosu on unfastened relative clauses), clausal constitution (Motapanyane), clitic placement (Dobrovie-Sorin), and morpho-semantics (Farkaş and Zec). In so doing, they handle the issues of the definition and refinement of the speculation of useful projections, contributing new rules and facts for his or her formula.

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On the one hand, the definite article that assigns case may be supported by some head constituent different from the noun, such as the ordinal adjective: (86) ultímele lui descrieri ale evenimentului last-the his descriptions AL of the event "his last descriptions of the event" In the regular case, however, case is indirectly assigned by the definite article surfacing in the AP. As explained, through Spec-Head agreement, the main D° position ends up having a fully specified matrix (see (88)). This silent D° is syntactically active and can assign case.

D. CL country "my beloved country" ¡ara mea scumpä country-the my beloved "my beloved country" scumpa mea ţară beloved-the my country "my beloved country" Since the properties of the postnominal and postadjectival constructions differ considerably, we will discuss each one in turn, trying to characterize the status of the pronouns as strong, weak, or clitic, as well as the manner in which the pronoun got case. 1. Adjectives and the definite article In constructions like (64b,d) above, it is necessary to spell out the analysis we ALEXANDRA CORNILESCU 35 adopt regarding the definite article occurring with adjectives, since in Rumanian not only nouns, but also adjectives can take an enclitic definite article.

SG. SG. SG. PL. PL. PL. regelui "friend(s) of the king" In addition, AL varies for case, but its morphology is defective; it lacks the Gen - Dat singular form, having only the Gen - Dat plural alor (itself with a restricted use)5. AL is thus a functional word defined by the following features: [α-Case, α-Number, a-Gender, 3rd Person]. Given its content it is plausible to view it is a pronoun, a determiner or an Agreement element (cf. ). , a D° element, is correct. ) agree that AL is a case-assigner and case is assigned under government, AL should be viewed as the D° head of its QP/DP complement, in a DP projection like (36a): (36) a.

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