Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and
recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this
book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging
from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and
cliticization, to word order issues and their status in discourse contexts.
It illustrates a research program where the basic formal components of
grammar, the rich cartographic syntactic structures, are directly
implicated in morphosyntactic computations proper as well as in the
articulation of discourse strategies.