Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion

Richard Kayne, Jean Yves Pollock

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines French cases of hyper-inversion in interrogative clauses. It assumes that the doubling of two clitics is possible and that an object and a subject clitic can start out as a single constituent in the clause. This assumption has potentially far-reaching consequences for the analysis of clitic elements and more generally for the notion of constituent itself. The chapter shows how very detailed data can find a syntactic characterization inside an approach that pays attention to finer distinctions and how they can be relevant for the general theoretical framework.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationFunctional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Volume7
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199949519
    ISBN (Print)9780199746736
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 20 2012

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    Inversion
    Clitics
    Clause
    Constituent
    Interrogatives
    Syntax
    Theoretical Framework
    Doubling

    Keywords

    • Clitics
    • French cases
    • Hyper-inversion
    • Interrogative clauses

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Kayne, R., & Pollock, J. Y. (2012). Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion. In Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures (Vol. 7). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0012

    Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion. / Kayne, Richard; Pollock, Jean Yves.

    Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures. Vol. 7 Oxford University Press, 2012.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Kayne, R & Pollock, JY 2012, Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion. in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures. vol. 7, Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0012
    Kayne R, Pollock JY. Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion. In Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures. Vol. 7. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0012
    Kayne, Richard ; Pollock, Jean Yves. / Toward an Analysis of French Hyper-Complex Inversion. Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures. Vol. 7 Oxford University Press, 2012.
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