The aim of the book is to collect and make available to the public recent studies on Roumanian in the framework of Generative Grammar. All the studies can be considered as highly advanced from both the empirical and the theoretical point of view. In fact, they deal with many of the phenomena that differentiate this language from other well-studied ones, adopting and further improving recent developments in linguistic theory. In this respect the book contributes both to Roumanian studies and to theoretical linguistics. These studies cover major areas of general syntactic investigation: the syntax of nominal expressions (Giusti on determiners, Grosu on free relative clauses), clausal structure (Motapanyane), clitic placement (Dobrovie-Sorin), and morpho-semantics (Farkas and Zec). In so doing, they address the problems of the definition and refinement of the theory of functional projections, contributing new ideas and evidence for their formulation.
1. Introduction (by Cinque, Guglielmo); 2. Rumanian Genitive Constructions (by Cornilescu, Alexandra); 3. Clitic Clusters in Rumanian: Deriving Linear Order from Hierachical Structure (by Dobrovie-Sorin, Carmen); 4. Agreement and Pronominal Reference (by Farkas, Donka F.); 5. Heads and Modifiers among Determiners: Evidence from Rumanian (by Giusti, Giuliana); 6. Free Relatives with "Missing Prepositions" in Rumanian and Universal Grammar (by Grosu, Alexander); 7. NP-Movement from Finite Clauses in Rumanian (by Motapanyane, Virginia); 8. Index
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