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Query:   FinP References
Author:  Borzdyko Oxana
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   Dear all:

About a month ago I asked the Linguist List audience for references of papers dealing with the topic of FinP (Linguist 14.35). I did not get many responses, but I am grateful to those who did get back to me with suggestions. Here below I share with you those suggestions, as I have promised.

1. Asya Pereltsvaig. Topic and Focus as Linear Notions: Evidence from Italian and Russian. http://www.hum.uit.no/a/pereltsvaig/Lingua.pdf

2. Christer Platzack and Inger Rosengren (1998): On the subject of imperatives: A minimalist account of the imperative clause, The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguisitics 1: 177-224. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

3. Elly van Gelderen. The Force of ForceP in English. http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/CP.pdf

4. Nigar Gulsat Aygen. Finiteness, Case and Clausal Architecture. http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~aygen


Oxana Borzdyko
Ph.D. student,
UWO oborzdyk@uwo.ca

LL Issue: 14.352
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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