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On the structural position of non-peripheral adjunct clauses

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Maria Lobo

FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the structural position occupied by a subset of adjunct clauses, namely those which can occur in final position without a special intonational break. After a definition of the structures to be considered, it will be shown that the classical assumption according to which they are generated as adjuncts is empirically superior to the adjunct-as-complement analysis (cf. Larson 1988; 1990), and to more recent analyses, which follow an antisymmetric framework (cf. Kayne 1994). It will also be shown that a base generation account of preverbal adverbial clauses is to be preferred over a movement analysis on the basis of empirical data, and in conformity with theoretical economy assumptions (Merge over Move).
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.49
How to Cite: Lobo, M. (2002). On the structural position of non-peripheral adjunct clauses. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, 1(1), 83–118. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.49
Published on 30 Jun 2002.
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