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By Petr Biskup

This monograph addresses concerns, stages and adverbials. It proposes that there's a correlation among the section constitution, the tripartite quantificational constitution and the data constitution of the sentence. This correlation performs a tremendous function not just in referential and information-structural homes of arguments and the verb but in addition in adverbial houses. for example, the research indicates that definite sentence adverbials can take place within the sentence-final place within the vice chairman section once they symbolize the intense price with recognize to the set of concentration choices. The proposed correlation additionally turns into vital in anaphoric kin with recognize to adjuncts. in simple terms an R-expression spelled out and interpreted within the CP part of an accessory clause can corefer with the coindexed pronoun. The learn additionally discusses adverbial ordering and indicates that the relative order of definite adverbials will be reversed in the event that they happen in numerous stages. The monograph will entice syntacticians and linguists attracted to the connection among syntax and its interfaces.

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C. dat bought on neighbour’s birthday to nové auto. ’ Let us consider the derivation of (29c) in more detail. 27 We need to exclude the possibility that the adverbial is merged in vP after the movement of the direct object and that it is focused in that position. The merge-over-move principle is the solution that first comes into mind. The problem is that the adverbial and the direct object do not compete for any feature, as it is in the typical case of merge-over-move application, namely, expletive constructions, where the expletive has a person feature as well as the associate DP agreeing with the head T (in certain languages, expletives can also have other φfeatures).

Example (11b) shows that soused is a constituent of the phrase Pavla nakopal odpoledne soused and so can be coordinated with another similar type of DP. Similarly, (11c) demonstrates that odpoledne soused is a constituent (containing the constituent soused) and so can be coordinated with another similar type of vP. Example (11d) shows that nakopal odpoledne soused is a constituent of the phrase Pavla nakopal odpoledne soused and can be conjoined with a constituent of the same type, namely, políbil večer vrátný.

29) a. Kdy si Pavel koupil to nové auto? ’ b. acc o sousedových narozeninách. ’ c. dat bought on neighbour’s birthday to nové auto. ’ Let us consider the derivation of (29c) in more detail. 27 We need to exclude the possibility that the adverbial is merged in vP after the movement of the direct object and that it is focused in that position. The merge-over-move principle is the solution that first comes into mind. The problem is that the adverbial and the direct object do not compete for any feature, as it is in the typical case of merge-over-move application, namely, expletive constructions, where the expletive has a person feature as well as the associate DP agreeing with the head T (in certain languages, expletives can also have other φfeatures).

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