Focus & Clause Structuration in the Minimalist Program

Abstract : This article explores the possibility that the derivation of focus from syntax to LF can be implemented in a direct and transparent way. Assuming the principles of Bare Phrase Structure, I develop a derivational construal of the focus structure and provide a syntax of focus in Basque combining it with an eventish logical form whereby the focus falls in the scope of a binary existential quantifier (cf. Herburger (2000)). Adopting recent ideas of Hornstein & Uriagereka (2002), this
transparent interface is accomplished by allowing binary quantifiers to reproject at LF to get their nuclear scope.
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Contributor : Aritz Irurtzun <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:08:02 AM
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Aritz Irurtzun. Focus & Clause Structuration in the Minimalist Program. 2005. ⟨artxibo-00000022⟩

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