Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages by Johan RooryckConfigurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages by Johan Rooryck

Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages

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The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar.
The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author provides new perspectives on raising and control, longstanding problems in infinitival complementation. He then examines the problem of clitic ordering in infinitives in Romance languages.
The second part of the book addresses various aspects of Wh- sentences: extraction from negative and factive islands, agreement in relative clauses, and the relation between French relative and interrogativequiandque.
Title:Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance LanguagesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415187796

ISBN - 13:9780415187794

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Table of Contents

1. Raising  2. Pseudo-raising  3. Control  4. Enclitil ordering in imperatives and infinitives  5. Clitic climbing  6. Negative and factive islands  7. On two types of underspecification: evidence from agreement in relative clauses  8. A unified analysis of French interrogative and complementizerqui/que

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Complications with the changing forms of linguistics are a constant in this field. In Configurations of Sentential Complementation, Johan Rooryck provides new thoughts on raising and control, areas traditionally causing problems in infinitival complementation. Readers will learn about the problems in infinitival complementation and clitic ordering in infinitives in Roman languages. Rooryck also addresses different parts of sentences, including the syntax of free relatives, agreement in relative clauses and the extraction from negative and factive islands. These new ideas will be a breath of fresh air for the linguistics world.  

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"This is a highly stimulating book, containing interesting approaches to and analyses of, indeed, 'classical problems.'."
-Kleanthes K. Grohmann, "Language