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LINGUIST List 21.3614

Mon Sep 13 2010

Qs: Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish

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        1.    Javier Perez, Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish

Message 1: Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish
Date: 09-Sep-2010
From: Javier Perez <jperezuvigo.es>
Subject: Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish
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Dear LINGUIST List members,

In order to undertake a contrastive analysis of "hay" and "there"
sentences in Spanish and English, I would be grateful if you could send
me references containing functional and formal analyses of
presentational "hay" constructions in Spanish ("Hay tres estudiantes
esperando por el profesor en el pasillo"). I am interested in issues such
as: the syntactic structure of the construction, its informative
organisation (in terms of old vs given information), processing
(distribution of constituents along the sentence), etc.

So far I have focused on:
Suñer, Margarita (1982) "Syntax and Semantics of Spanish
Presentational Sentence Types". Washington, DC: Georgetown

I am not aware of more recent stuff.

Thanks in advance,

Javier Perez-Guerra
University of Vigo, Spain

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

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