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LINGUIST List 17.2439

Wed Aug 30 2006

Qs: The Syntax & Semantics of Modified DPs

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        1.    Carol Aguiar, The Syntax & Semantics of Modified DPs

Message 1: The Syntax & Semantics of Modified DPs
Date: 29-Aug-2006
From: Carol Aguiar <carolina.unbgmail.com>
Subject: The Syntax & Semantics of Modified DPs

Dear all, I am working on topicalization of quantified DPs in Brazilian
Portuguese (BP) and I have already noticed that a topicalized DPs is okay
if it contains a modifier, as in (1) and (2):

(1) Every boy that I meet, you would like to meet (English)
(2) Todo menino bonito, a Maria quer namorar (BP)
all boy cute, the Maria wants date-Inf
“Every cute boy, Maria wants to data”

Thus, I would appreciate if you could tell if there is any research showing
other syntactic and semantic differences in behavior between DPs with and
without internal modification.

Thank you,
Carol Aguiar
University of Brasilia/Unicamp, Brazil

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

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