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By Guglielmo Cinque, Giuliana Giusti

The purpose of the e-book is to gather and make to be had to the general public contemporary reports on Roumanian within the framework of Generative Grammar. the entire reports might be regarded as hugely complicated from either the empirical and the theoretical viewpoint. in truth, they care for a few of the phenomena that differentiate this language from different well-studied ones, adopting and additional bettering contemporary advancements in linguistic thought. during this recognize the ebook contributes either to Roumanian experiences and to theoretical linguistics. those reviews conceal significant components of common syntactic research: the syntax of nominal expressions (Giusti on determiners, Grosu on unfastened relative clauses), clausal constitution (Motapanyane), clitic placement (Dobrovie-Sorin), and morpho-semantics (Farkaş and Zec). In so doing, they tackle the issues of the definition and refinement of the speculation of practical projections, contributing new principles and proof for his or her formula.

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B. Elevii Mariei au luat note bune, dar ai multor profesori /*a mul¡i profesori au căzut la examen. " Pe elevii Mariei îi consider norocoşi, dar pe ai multor profesori *pe a mul¡i profesori îi compătimesc. " Le-a dat bomboane şi la copiii lui, şi la alor Mariei/la a Mariei. " elev al unei profesoare bune elev a doi profesori buni The examples above show beyond reasonable doubt that AL XPs are noun phrases (DPs), and a XPs are PPs, as suggested in (36a,b). It is also important that the configurations in (36a,b) may be viewed as Extended Projections in the sense of Grimshaw (1991).

This syntactic process is the reflex of the obligatory saturation of the noun phrase when it functions as an argument (cf. Hudson 1989). e. in D° or SpecDP), which is the overt carrier of the referential index in D°. e. able to perform its role with respect to various grammatical processes. These assumptions make possible a unitary description of AL in its three uses: the posthead Gen, the prehead Gen, and the pronominal use, while also accounting for the difference between the expletive and referential uses of Determiner AL.

Past the cardinal in Num° in our case). The cardinal may only be preceded by its own adverbial Specs. (72) a. b. c. d. cele doua rezultate / cele doua [e] "the two results / the two" cele doua prime rezultate "the two first results" *cele prime două rezultate "the first two results" cele aproape doua ore "the almost two hours" Ordinal adjectives are an exception. Given their quantificational meaning, they can appear in the functional positions of the DP. Also, given that they do not ordinarily accept modifiers, they may be (re)analysed as head, Xo, constituents.

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