Configurationality in Hungarian by Katalin E. Kiss

By Katalin E. Kiss

The objective of this e-book is to argue for the declare that Hungarian sentence constitution includes a non-configurational propositional part, preceded via configurationally decided operator positions. during this, quite a few descriptive problems with Hungarian syntax might be analyzed, and numerous theoretical questions about the life and nature of non­ configurational languages should be addressed. The descriptive difficulties to be tested in Chapters 2 and three focus on the be aware order of Hungarian sentences. bankruptcy 2 identifies an invariant constitution within the it sounds as if freely permutable Hungarian sentence, declaring systematic correspondences among the structural place, interpre­ tation, and stressing and intonation of different components. bankruptcy three analyzes the observe order phenomenon characteristically referred to as 'sentence inter- I twining' of complicated sentences, and indicates that the time period, in truth, covers various buildings (a constitution as a result of operator flow, and a base generated trend) with modifications in constituent order, operator scope and V-object contract. bankruptcy four bargains interpretation, case task, with the coreference chances of reflexives, reciprocals, own seasoned­ nouns, and lexical NPs. eventually, bankruptcy five assigns constructions to the 2 significant sentence forms containing an infinitive. It analyzes infinitives with an AGR marker and a lexical topic, concentrating on the matter of case project to the topic, in addition to topic regulate buildings, accounting for his or her usually paradoxical, at the same time mono- and biclausal behaviour in admire to notice order, operator scope, and V-object agreement.

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5 Janos [8 egy 'szotart [s vett tegnap John a dictionary-ace bough~ yesterday a konyvesboltban]]] the bookstore-in John bought a dictionary in the bookstore yesterday. 5 E. Kiss Katalin 66 (77) CHAPTER 2 a. [8 Janos [s 'tegnap [g ment be az egyetemre]]] b. [8 Janos [s 'tegnap [g vett egy szotlirt a konyvesboltban]]] (78) a. [8 Janos [s 'tegnap [g ment az egyetemre be]]] b. [8 Janos [s 'tegnap [s vett a konyvesboltban egy szotart]]] (79) a. [8 Janos [s 'be is [s ment az egyetemre]]] John in also went the university-on John also went to the university.

The professor-dat It was to the old man and not to the professor that I gave my seat. In other positions, the old man and the professor could not be understood as referring to the same person: h Az Dreg (11) embernek] [F at] ad tam a helyet, de the old man-dat over gave-I the place-ace but a professzornak nem. the professor-dat not To the old man, I gave my seat, but to the professor, I didn't. (12) [F At]adtam a helyet az Dreg embernek, de nem over gave-I the place-ace the old man-dat but not adtam at a professzornak.

Azt) harapOfogoval kell kihtizni (belole). it-ace pincers-with must drag-out of-him (It) must be dragged (out of him) with pincers. b. (Annak) az arnyeka sem ferhet (hozza). its the shadow not-even can-get at-him Not even the shadow (of it) can get close (to him). c. (Ot) az isten is (neki) teremtette. her the god even to-him created God even created (her) (for him). , idiosyncratically) determined. Consequently, idiom frame rules provide no argument for a NP INFL VP sentence structure. Horvath's proposal to assign structure (9) to Hungarian sentences also raises certain theroretical problems; i.

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