Predicate clefting in Haitian Creole

Larson, R. et Lefebvre, Claire (1991). « Predicate clefting in Haitian Creole », dans Proceedings of NELS (21th North Eastern Linguistic Society, Montréal, Octobre 1990), sous la dir. de Sherer, T. et al. pp. 247-263.

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Predicate clefting is a commonly used construction in Haitian Creole. This paper considers two properties of the construction that have not been noted before: (1) a restriction on the class of verbs that can undergo clefting, and (2) ambiguities that arise when the subordinate clause contains aspectual elements and/or complements of a particular kind. It is argued that these properties are explained, and the general construction illuminated, under a quantificational analysis of predicate cleft, in which a predicate phrase moves at the level of Logical Form, and there is an accompanying quantification over events.

Type: Communication, article de congrès ou colloque
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Predicate clefting, class of verbs, subordinate clause
Unité d'appartenance: Instituts > Institut des sciences cognitives (ISC)
Déposé par: Claire Lefebvre
Date de dépôt: 27 mars 2007
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:03
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