Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
Book — xii, 204 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Chapter 1. Introduction--
Chapter 2. An overview of the syntax of focus in Spanish--
Chapter 3. The syntax of corrective focus at the right edge--
Chapter 4. Rightward movement under ellipsis--
Chapter 5. Conclusion--
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Syntactic movement is a pervasive phenomenon in natural language and, as such, has played a key role in syntactic theorizing. Nonetheless, an understanding of the mechanism that allows a constituent to appear to the right of its base-generated position has remained elusive. This groundbreaking research monograph aims to address this gap in our knowledge by expanding the inventory of languages and data sets traditionally considered in the literature. Specifically, Ortega-Santos analyzes the interplay between focus, word order and ellipsis in Spanish. A major finding that emerges from the analysis is that the tension between linearization requirements and rightward movement is diminished by ellipsis. Current debates on the syntax of the VOS order and preverbal subjects in Null-Subject Languages also figure prominently in the discussion, as novel empirical evidence for the existence of null expletives is provided: a non-trivial issue for our understanding of the Extended Projection Principle and subjecthood across languages. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789027258069 20160906
Madrid : Iberoamericana ; Frankfurt am Main : Vervuert, 2009.
Book — 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Historical study of the grammar and vocabulary of Spanish private letters from the 16th century, written by Spaniards who emigrated to the Latin American colonies, based on texts found in the collections of the Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla.