In this article, we analyze five reduced structures in Italian that display morphological agreement between their past participle and their internal argument. Three of the five structures have full illocutionary force despite lacking the middle field and the left periphery. We explain this fact (and the differences with the two remaining participial structures) by extending to object agreement cases Chomsky’s (2019) hypothesis that clauses are exocentric but can be labeled by a mechanism of feature sharing. This goes against the hypothesis that all reduced structures interpreted as clauses must be elliptical.

Cecchetto, C., Donati, C. (2024). Labeling (Reduced) Structures: When VPs Are Sentences. LINGUISTIC INQUIRY, 55(1), 1-37 [10.1162/ling_a_00460].

Labeling (Reduced) Structures: When VPs Are Sentences

Cecchetto, Carlo;
2024

Abstract

In this article, we analyze five reduced structures in Italian that display morphological agreement between their past participle and their internal argument. Three of the five structures have full illocutionary force despite lacking the middle field and the left periphery. We explain this fact (and the differences with the two remaining participial structures) by extending to object agreement cases Chomsky’s (2019) hypothesis that clauses are exocentric but can be labeled by a mechanism of feature sharing. This goes against the hypothesis that all reduced structures interpreted as clauses must be elliptical.
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absolute clauses; case assignment; labeling; participial clauses; reduced relatives; unaccusatives;
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22-dic-2023
2024
55
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Cecchetto, C., Donati, C. (2024). Labeling (Reduced) Structures: When VPs Are Sentences. LINGUISTIC INQUIRY, 55(1), 1-37 [10.1162/ling_a_00460].
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