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Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Liliane Haegeman


This book uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages. The book argues that the dissimilar surface characteristics of these languages (primarily English and Romance, but also Gungbe, Hungarian, Hebrew, Dutch, and others) can be explained by universal constraints, and that the same structures apply across the languages. The book focuses on main clause transformations—movement operations that can only take place in main clauses.

Keywords: cartographic theory, English clause, left periphery, Romance, English, clause transformation, main clauses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199858774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liliane Haegeman, author
University of Ghent