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On the status of Resumptive Pronouns in Restrictive Relative Clauses

Chatsiou, A (2006) On the status of Resumptive Pronouns in Restrictive Relative Clauses. In: LFG06 Conference, 2006-07-10 - 2006-07-13, Universitat Konstanz.

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Abstract

We discuss the status of Modern Greek Resumptive Pronouns, focusing on Restrictive Relative Clauses. Several analyses have been proposed to account for the phenomenon of resumption in Modern Greek Relative Clauses arguing in favour of a similar treatment of gaps and resumptive pronouns, suggesting that Binder-Resumptive Dependencies are triggered by the same mechanism as Filler-Gap Dependencies. In this paper, it is argued that resumptive pronouns are the ordinary pronoun forms of the language and that they are not alternative manifestations of gaps, presenting evidence from Asudeh’s (2004) criteria for Hebrew, Irish and Swedish. Following this, we propose an LFG analysis for resumption in Modern Greek pu and o opios Restrictive Relative Clauses, distinguishing between two types of Dependencies (Filler-Gap and Binder-Resumptive Dependencies), following Asudeh (2004)’s treatment of the syntax of resumptives in these languages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Uncontrolled Keywords: relative clauses, resumption, pronouns, Lexical Functional Grammer
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 21:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20600

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