Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sobre unes frases relatives sense antecedent

Anna Bartra i Kaufmann


In this paper a new analysis of some free relative sentences as selected CPs is proposed. These CPs have a [+WH] phrase in [SPEC, C’] which heads an A’ chain. This A’ chain is responsible of the NONSPECIFIC ARGUMENT interpretation of the sentence. I argue that this analysis has several theoretical and descriptive advantages over the classical one, which treats the sentences as headless relatives.

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