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LINGUIST List 21.1697

Wed Apr 07 2010

Confs: Syntax/Spain

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        1.    Hector Fernandez Alcalde, CCHS-CSIC Seminar on Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: CCHS-CSIC Seminar on Theoretical Linguistics
Date: 07-Apr-2010
From: Hector Fernandez Alcalde <hector.fernandezcchs.csic.es>
Subject: CCHS-CSIC Seminar on Theoretical Linguistics
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CCHS-CSIC Seminar on Theoretical Linguistics
Short Title: LyCC Colloquium Series

Date: 13-Apr-2010 - 13-Apr-2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact: Hector Fernandez Alcalde
Contact Email: seminariolycc.cchscchs.csic.es
Meeting URL: http://www.ile.csic.es/linguistica/seminario

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

Xavier Villalba (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): 'La inversión de predicado
y la estructura informativa en el SDet'

En esta charla se defiende la hipótesis de que la arquitectura del SDet
reproduce la de la oración también por lo que respecta a la estructura
informativa. Para ello me centraré en las construcciones lo alto de la casa y el
idiota de Juan y mostraré que contamos con abundantes indicios que apuntan hacia
una estructura sujeto-predicado con ascenso del predicado a un SFoc, lo cual
produce una partición del SDet en foco (el predicado) y comentario (el sujeto).
Ello nos permite dar cuenta de numerosos datos en gran medida no descritos, como
por ejemplo las restricciones referenciales sobre el sujeto de estas
construcciones. Finalmente, mostraremos que el análisis predice (correctamente)
una clara diferencia entre el ascenso del predicado en estas construcciones y la
inversión de predicado de las lenguas germánicas.
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