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Romanian restrictive relatives: A head raising analysis?

Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics. 2010;XII(2):17-28


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Journal Title: Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics

ISSN: 2069-9239 (Print)

Publisher: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti

Society/Institution: CSDLCL

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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Anca Sevcenco


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The paper investigates the syntax of restrictive relative clauses from a mainly descriptive viewpoint. It offers a critical view of the head raising analysis (Kayne 1994) and shows that no conclusive evidence supports the application of this analysis to Romanian. I suggest that a different theoretical approach, provided by the Matching Analysis (Chomsky 1965, Sauerland 1998), might instead account for the empirical facts I will bring to attention. However, I leave for future research the details concerning its implementation.