UNIGE document Book Chapter
previous document  unige:96355  next document
add to browser collection
Title

On Subjunctives and Islandhood

Authors
Published in Variation within and across Romance Languages. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins. 2014
Abstract This paper discusses the distribution of indicative and subjunctive in French embedded clauses. We show that standard semantic criteria, such as factivity and veridicality, cannot account for the subjunctive/indicative alternations. We propose to reexamine the facts in the light of an "emotive" versus "cognitive" division. We then question the role of the complementizer in the selection process. Using syntactic criteria such as wh-extraction, we come to the conclusion that the complementizer que comes in different flavours and that its various feature compositions might play a role in mood distribution
Keywords FrenchSubjunctiveEmotiveComplementizerLocality
Note Selected papers from the 41st Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ottawa, 5–7 May 2011
Full text
Book chapter (Author postprint) (356 Kb) - public document Free access
Structures
Citation
(ISO format)
BAUNAZ, Lena, PUSKAS, Genoveva. On Subjunctives and Islandhood. In: Variation within and across Romance Languages. Amsterdam : J. Benjamins, 2014. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:96355

38 hits

25 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2017-08-29

Export document
Format :
Citation style :