Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Series Foreword

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pp. ix-ix

We are pleased to present the fifty-seventh in the series Linguistic Inquiry Monographs. These monographs present new and original research beyond the scope of the article. We hope they will benefit our field by bringing to it perspectives that will stimulate ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

This book is a revised and expanded version of a paper circulated in 2005 under the title ‘‘The Dual Source of Adjectives and Phrasal Movement in the Romance DP.’’ It grows out of work presented in classes at the University of Venice in 2002, at UCLA in the winter quarter of 2003, at the ...

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xv

In Cinque 1990a, 1994, I had proposed that the DP-internal word-order difference between Romance and Germanic (exemplified in (1) with Italian and English) should not be seen as arising from a di¤erent base generation of the adjectives (to the left of the N in Germanic, and both to the ...

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1. Problems for N Movement in Romance

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pp. 1-4

Regarding the idea that postnominal adjectives result from the head N raising past them, an initial problem is provided by the existence of an apparently curious restriction on the number of adjectives found after the N and before a complement (or adjunct) of the N. In Italian, for example, as ...

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2. A Systematic Contrast between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance)

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pp. 5-24

In both English and Italian, prenominal and postnominal adjectives differ in interpretation with respect to a number of well-known semantic distinctions. As will become apparent, English (and more generally Germanic) displays a pattern opposite that of Italian (and more generally ...

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3. Phrasal Movement and the Two Sources of Adnominal Adjectives

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pp. 25-42

As the preceding discussion has implied, the first component of the analysis to be developed here is the idea that adnominal adjectives (APs) have two separate sources.1 One is a direct adnominal modification source, which I take to involve merger of the different classes of APs in the specifiers ...

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4. An Analysis of the Two Sources of Adjectives

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pp. 43-56

As hinted at above, direct modification adjectives will be argued here to be functional elements (section 4.1.1), with phrasal status, merged as specifiers of distinct heads of the extended projection of the NP (section ...

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5. An Analysis of English (Germanic)

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pp. 57-68

If we ignore for a moment the limited cases of postnominal adjectives seen above (to which we return in the next section), it is possible to say that English (Germanic) directly manifests the structure of Merge, with no movements involved. The adjectives displaying the interpretive properties ...

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6 An Analysis of Italian (Romance)

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pp. 69-86

For Italian (Romance) the order of Merge is not immediately visible due to the intervention of (various) movements, which in some cases are obligatory and in others optional. It was noted above that indirect modification APs (with their interpretations) necessarily ...

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7. Further Differences between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance)

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pp. 87-90

As observed in Stowell 1981, 287, in English epithets resuming a previously introduced referent can only have prenominal, not postnominal adjectives (see (1)). This is presumably due to the fact that such epithets can only contain nonrestrictive modifiers and that only prenominal adjectives ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 91-94

The major point of this book is that adjectives enter the structure of DPs in two different ways: either as direct phrasal specifiers of dedicated functional heads of the extended projection of the Noun or as predicates of reduced relative clauses, merged above the functional projections hosting ...

Appendix: Further Evidence for the Dual Source of Adnominal Adjectives

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pp. 95-112

Notes

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pp. 113-150

References

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pp. 151-186

Name Index

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pp. 187-192

Subject Index

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pp. 193-202

Further Reading

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pp. 203-204