Romanian restrictive relatives: A head raising analysis?
Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics. 2010;XII(2):17-28
Journal Title: Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics
ISSN: 2069-9239 (Print)
Publisher: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti
LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics
Country of publisher: Romania
Language of fulltext: English
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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.