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Mapping Spatial PPs: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 6

Guglielmo Cinque and Luigi Rizzi

Abstract

The present volume intends to contribute to our understanding of the grammar of spatial prepositional phrases by focusing on one particular aspect of their syntax that has remained relatively neglected: the fine-grained articulation of their internal structure. The analyses presented in the book, in spite of their being based on rather different data and considerations, reach strikingly convergent conclusions on the existence of a rich internal structure for spatial PPs. These, in addition to being introduced by (overt or covert) directional and stative prepositions comprise degree phrases, de ... More

Keywords: Internal structure of PPs, spatial prepositions, cartography, functional prepositions, syntax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393675.001.0001

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Guglielmo Cinque, author
Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia
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Luigi Rizzi, author
Universita Degli Studi di Siena
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