Rightwardho!

Maria Del Carmen Parafita Couto

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Abstract

An economical account of Focus in the right periphery in Romance languages can be offered if rightward movement is allowed in the PF component. In this paper I redefine p(rosodic)-movement as a postsyntactic phenomenon that does not care about directionality (cf.Erteschik-Shir and Strahov 2000), thus challenging accepted wisdom
(Zubizarreta 1998).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-196
Number of pages34
JournalLinguistic Analysis
Volume35
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Spanish language
  • bilingualism
  • linguistics

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