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dc.creator Jiménez Fernández, Ángel Luis
dc.creator Miyagawa, Shigeru 2016-02-02T07:31:24Z 2016-02-02T07:31:24Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Jiménez Fernández, Á.L. y Miyagawa, S. (2014). A feature-inheritance approach to root phenomena and 2 parametric variation. Lingua: International review of general linguistics, 145, 276-302. es
dc.identifier.issn 0024-3841 es
dc.description.abstract This work concerns itself with Root Transformations (RT), specifically discussing the RT/non-RT nature of topic fronting in English, Japanese, and Spanish. We claim that this fronting is in principle compatible with all types of embedded clauses regardless of whether the selecting predicate is factive/non-factive, or whether the selected proposition is asserted/non-asserted. Languages vary on how freely they allow topic preposing in various types of complements. Adapting an intervention account of RTs in which an event operator moving to Spec,CP intervenes with other types of operations, we claim that two A0-movements compete for the same syntactic position in certain types of clauses. We account for the variation in the distribution of RTs and non-RTs across languages by the options made possible by inheritance of discourse features. In Japanese and Spanish, the topic feature may be inherited by T from C, so that some instances of topic fronting are to Spec,TP. This movement does not compete with the operator that has moved to Spec,CP, so no competition arises. In contrast, the topic feature stays in C in English, so that topic fronting and the operator movement to CP vie for the same position. This then triggers a competition effect in many constructions such as factives where operator movement has occurred. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Elsevier es
dc.relation.ispartof Lingua: International review of general linguistics, 145, 276--302 es
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional *
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dc.subject Topicalization es
dc.subject Competition es
dc.subject Factivity/assertedness es
dc.subject Feature inheritance es
dc.subject Root/non-root transformations es
dc.title A feature-inheritance approach to root phenomena and 2 parametric variation es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion es
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es
dc.contributor.affiliation Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Filología Inglesa (Lengua Inglesa) es
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dc.journaltitle Lingua: International review of general linguistics es
dc.publication.volumen 145 es
dc.publication.initialPage 276 es
dc.publication.endPage 302 es
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