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Title:Subject Inversion in Spanish Relative Clauses
Authors:Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo
Comment:To appear in T. Geerts & H. Jacobs (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2003. Amsterdam, John Benjamins.
Abstract:This paper analyses a number of word order alternations observed in relative clauses in Spanish and concludes that they are the result of intonational considerations. However, it is shown that the relevant intonational factors are not the same as those related to focalization (which is well-known to induce word order alternations in Spanish), but rather they relate to the relative prosodic weight of constituents in the intonational structure of these clauses.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Prosody-syntax interface
Article:Version 1