Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Morpho-syntactic interactions between V and C in romance

Ángel Gallego


This paper discusses a series of morpho - syntactic (a)symm etries that emerge in the vP and CP  levels of different Romance languages. The (a)symmetries considered indicate a P or D oriented nature  for specific functional heads placed in the vP and CP domains, an idea that has been at the forefront of  micro - paramet ric studies ever since the 80s (cf. Kayne 1984, 2000; Uriagereka 1995). The consequences  of this investigation for the status of parameter theory are further considered (cf. Chomsky 1981; Baker  2001; Biberauer 2008; Kayne 2000; Picallo 2014) and the study  of the lexicon, arguably the main locus of  linguistic variation (cf. Halle & Marantz 1993; Hale & Keyser 1993; Starke 2014; Uriagereka 2008).

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