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Romance Linguistics 2013

Selected papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New York, 17-19 April, 2013

Romance Linguistics 2013 by Christina Tortora
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The paper addresses the distribution of preposition-drop with the noun casa ‘home’ in the spatial adpositions of some Northern Italian varieties. It is shown that in these varieties P-less home behaves syntactically as a locative adverb, which under specific circumstances, becomes a particle. It is suggested that P-less home is not a special noun but a proper member of the category P generated in a specific projection in the fine-grained PP (Cinque 2010), hosting viewpoint modifiers of the silent head PLACE. The adverb vs. particle nature of P-less home derives from motivated movements inside and outside the PP triggered by a directional context. The same analysis is extended to Modern (and Old) English home.
John Benjamins Publishing Company; February 2016
440 pages; ISBN 9789027267689
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Title: Romance Linguistics 2013
Author: Christina Tortora; Marcel den Dikken; Ignacio L. Montoya; Teresa O'Neill