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On the status of Resumptive Pronouns in Restrictive Relative Clauses

Chatsiou, Kakia (2006) On the status of Resumptive Pronouns in Restrictive Relative Clauses. In: LFG 06 International Conference, 10th – 13th July 2006, Universitat Konstanz, Germany.

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Abstract

We discuss the status of Modern Greek Resumptive Pronouns, focusing on Restrictive Relative Clauses. Several analyses have been proposed to account for the phenomenon of resumption in Modern Greek Relative Clauses arguing in favour of a similar treatment of gaps and resumptive pronouns, suggesting that Binder-Resumptive Dependencies are triggered by the same mechanism as Filler-Gap Dependencies. In this paper, it is argued that resumptive pronouns are the ordinary pronoun forms of the language and that they are not alternative manifestations of gaps, presenting evidence from Asudeh's (2004) criteria for Hebrew, Irish and Swedish. Following this, we propose an LFG analysis for resumption in Modern Greek pu and o opios Restrictive Relative Clauses, distinguishing between two types of Dependencies (Filler-Gap and Binder-Resumptive Dependencies), following Asudeh (2004)'s treatment of the syntax of resumptives in these languages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Poster)
Keywords: modern greek, relative clauses, resumption, LFG
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Copyright Statement: (c) Kakia Chatsiou
Depositing User: Aikaterini Chatsiou
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 13:41
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13768

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