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Mon Sep 13 2010
Qs: Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish
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Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish
Message 1: Resource Search: 'hay' Constructions in Spanish
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,
University of Vigo, Spain
Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)
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