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Functional HeadsThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7$
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Laura Brugé, Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti, Nicola Munaro, and Cecilia Poletto

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199746736

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.001.0001

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Moving Verbal Chunks in the Low Functional Field

Moving Verbal Chunks in the Low Functional Field

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(p.129) Moving Verbal Chunks in the Low Functional Field
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Functional Heads
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Adriana Belletti

Luigi Rizzi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0010

This chapter focuses on two apparently unrelated facts that could present problems for the cartographic approach, namely the degraded status of an adverbial PP in a functional specifier as opposed to an adverb, and backward binding in different classes of psych-verbs. By applying the notion of smuggling, it supports the cartographic approach to sentence structure integrated with Kayne’s (2004) proposal of prepositions as probes.

Keywords:   cartographic approach, adverbial PP, functional specifier, psych-verbs, smuggling, prepositions, backward binding

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