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By D'Alessandro, Roberta, D'alessandro Roberts

ISBN-10: 3110200651

ISBN-13: 9783110200652

This e-book brings jointly students who've been engaged on contract regulations in the generative framework. The articles variety from syntactic to morphological ways, investigating diversified domain names of contract regulations, akin to the individual Case Constraint, nominative gadgets, and Quirky Case regulations in a chain of ecu and Non-European languages, delivering new information and novel analyses for either, new and recognized evidence. This e-book collects diverse and proper reviews during this box and provides a common review of the several theoretical techniques all for the morphological, syntactic and semantic homes of contract restrict phenomena.

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Weil sie [ genau einem Freund] [ jeden Gast] because she exactly one friend-DAT every guest-ACC vorgestellt hat introduced has >, * >  b. weil sie [ genau einen Gast] [ jedem Freund] because she exactly one guest-ACC every friend-DAT vorgestellt hat introduced has >,  > The contrast between (53a) and (53b) can be explained by assuming that (53b) derives from (53a) by movement of the accusative over the dative and scope ambiguity derives from optional reconstruction of the fronted quantifier.

More specifically, one of my informants11 finds combinations of 1st and 2nd person DO and 3rd person IO pronouns ungrammatical regardless of their order: (34) a. *dat Jan b. *dat Jan ’r/’m me IO DO her/him me voorstelde me DO voorstelde ’r/’m IO ‘that Jan introduced me to her/him’ (35) a. *dat Jan b. *dat Jan ’r/’m IO je DO voorstelde je DO ’r/’m IO voorstelde ‘that Jan introduced you to her/him’ For other informants the combination 1st DO 3rd IO in (34) is grammatical under the DO>IO serialization (34b) and ungrammatical under the IO > DO serialization (34a).

Paul me présentera à lui Paul Cl-ACC will-introduce to him ‘Paul will introduce me to him’ Notes on the Person Case Constraint in Germanic 31 b. *Paul me lui présentera Paul Cl-ACC Cl-DAT will-introduce ‘Paul will introduce me to him’ (40) a. Tu sistisan emena Cl-GEN-3SG introduced-3PL me-ACC ‘They introduced me to him’ b. *Tu me sistisan Cl-GEN-3SG Cl-ACC-1SG introduced-3PL ‘They introduced me to him’ The fact that the PCC arises only when both pronouns precede the subject would, under these assumptions, be explained as follows.

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