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By Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, Luis Silva-Villar

This article is a compilation of articles on varied facets of Spanish grammar within the parts of present theoretical syntax and semantics. subject matters coated comprise: the syntax and semantics of clitics and clitic doubling; the constitution of noun words, with exact awareness to adjectives; the location of matters; annoying and causation. The methods fall inside generative grammar, generally understood, with a few contributions solid within the standpoint of the minimalist software. hence, the e-book makes an attempt to supply a balanced photo of cutting-edge examine in those components. Luis Silva-Villar is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Mesa kingdom collage, united states.

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La descripción del ladrón the description of-the thief b. El padre de mi amiga the father of my friend c. El Porsche del Playboy the Porsche of-the playboy d. La manifestación del año pasado the demonstration of-the year last e. Daß er den Dieb beschreibt that he the thief described f. Die Beschreibung des Diebes the description the thief g. Der Vater meiner Freundin the father of my friend h. Der Porsche des Playboys the Porsche of the playboy i Die Friedensdemonstrationen des letzten Jahres the peace-demonstration of last year However, as (2) shows, not all genitive arguments occur in postnominal position in German.

El problema complicado que Juan solucionó ayer. (43) a. El complicadísimo problema que Juan solucionó ayer. 'The extremely complicated problem that Juan solved yesterday' b. El problema complicadísimo que Juan solucionó ayer. But, interestingly, preposed adjectives and elatives are rejected in superlatives, as shown in (44): (44) a. El problema complicado más interesante del libro. 'The most interesting complicated problem of the book' b. *E1 complicado problema más interesante del libro. c. *E1 problema complicadísimo más interesante del libro.

8) (Szabolcsi 1983:89) a. Az én-0 vendég-e-m the I-Nom guest-Poss-lsg 'My guest' b. A te-0 vendég-e-d the you-Nom guest-Poss-2sg 'Your guest' c. A Mari-0 vendég-e-0 the Mary-Nom guest-Poss-3sg 'Mary's guest' d. I Agr, ^ This parallelism is not accidental since the nominal agreement performs the same function as verbal agreement: (i) it triggers nominative case on the possessor; and (ii) it licenses pro-drop in Hungarian. The idea that noun phrases contain intermediate functional projections between Det and Ν has been further confirmed by Ritter (1988,1990) in her analysis of Construct State (CS-DP) and Free State DP (FS-DP) constructions in Hebrew.

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