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Infinitival Relative Clauses

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LVI (4), p. 393-401
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:This article deals with the syntactic description of constructions such as: (Rom.) ‘N-am ce face’ / (Engl.) ‘I’ve got nothing to do’, which in the Romanian literature are usually named ‘infinitival relative clauses’. They do not correspond to what is currently considered an ‘infinitival relative clause’ in other languages (i.e. reduced relative clauses of the type ‘This novel is a book to read’). On the basis of their syntactic and semantic properties, I intend to show that in spite of the fact that such constructions exhibit features that are common to both relatives and interrogatives, infinitival relatives can be described as a distinct type of subordinate clause.
Key words:relative clauses, indirect interrogatives, infinitive
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 2

References in this publication: 5

396Valeria Guțu Romalo (coord.)GALR
Gramatica limbii române. I. Cuvântul; II. Enunțul
Editura Academiei2005; 2008
21Mihaela GheorghePropoziția relativăParalela 452004
100G. G. NeamțuTeoria și practica analizei gramaticale
Distincții și … distincții
Excelsior; Paralela 451999; 2007
138D. D. DrașoveanuTeze și antiteze în sintaxa limbii româneClusium1997
224Mioara AvramGramatica pentru toțiEditura Academiei; Humanitas1986; 1997, 2001

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