The syntax of relative clauses (Intermediate)
Relative clauses are a class of embedded clauses that have attracted considerable attention in syntactic studies, for being at the same time
- a) extremely robust cross linguistically
- b) variable but clearly within well defined ranges
- c) a paradigmatic instance of a « difficult » yet grammatical structure.
The aim of this class, which is meant as an intermediate class not presupposing more than some general linguistic knowledge, is to review the typology, the analytic challenges, and the open issues concerning relative clauses.
- A typology of relative clauses
- The raising analyses : arguments and problems
- The matching analyses : arguments and problems
4 . A comparison and a synthesis
- The linker problem
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