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On Pseudoclefts, Specificational Sentences, and Agreement in Romanian

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LXIII (3), p. 297-313
Romance Microvariation / Microvariation dans les langues romanes
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:Clefting and pseudoclefting are focalizing strategies, in which a constituent is focused by rephrasing a simpler sentence. In contemporary Romanian, only pseudocleft sentences are used. They are a subtype of specificational sentences. In this article we describe a few properties of pseudoclefts and specificational sentences in Romanian, from a contrastive perspective. We present the patterns of agreement in specificational, as well as in other types of copular sentences and present several previous analyses of agreement in specificational sentences. Then we propose our own hypothesis, which takes into account the richness of feature marking of the two DPs involved in a copular sentence.
Key words:pseudoclefts, specificational sentences, agreement, focalizing strategies, copular sentences
Language: English

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