Stage topics and locative inversion: The case of English, French and European Portuguese

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Abstract

This paper shows that languages with distinct degrees of word order flexibility, like English, French and European Portuguese (EP), only permit locative inversion (LI) with preverbal XPs which are stage topics. This is argued to be both a necessary and sufficient condition for an XP to be admitted in LI.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventVII Encuentro de Gramática Generativa - Buenos Aires
Duration: 29 Jul 201531 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceVII Encuentro de Gramática Generativa
Period29/07/1531/07/15

Keywords

  • locative inversion
  • Syntax-discourse interface
  • stage topic
  • inversão locativa
  • interface sintaxe-discurso
  • tópico cénico

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