Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 50)
The Syntax-Phonology Interface
In dealing with Focus and Topic constructions we had two aims.
KeywordsArgument Structure Functional Projection Focus Marker Topic Construction Quantifier Raising
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- 1.In the case of syntactic Focus, the visibility of its argument position is guaranteed by the Variable.Google Scholar
- 2.It must be said that Anti-agreement effects can be found in a wider range of cases (when the SUBJ is wh-questioned, in negative sentences, in relative clauses, etc.) and it shows alternating effects according to the type of SUBJ movement (short vs. long, cf. Frascarelli 1998 ). However, all these structures share a common feature, i.e., Anti-agreement effects occur when the SUBJ is submitted to Operator-movement for the purpose of a feature-checking process outside IP. This is the crucial starting point for the analysis of the relevant phenomena.Google Scholar
- 3.The idea of a `default Case’ has already been supported in the literature; see Everaert (1991), among others.Google Scholar
- 5.In the case of languages with FMs available (such as Somali or Hausa) the Focus Restructuring rule would naturally involve these elements, analyzed as parts of Verb inflection specifically designated to perform [+Fl feature-checking.Google Scholar
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