<i>À</i> to <i>Zu</i>

Máire Noonan

in Mapping Spatial PPs

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393675
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199796847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

                   À to Zu

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This chapter argues for a richly articulated structure where a nominal head (Place) (cf. Terzi’s contribution) is embedded within an extended functional projection, itself embedded under additional functional structure in the presence of directional prepositions. The author compares German (addressing the syntax and morphology of such ‘doubling’ cases as Er sitzt auf dem Tisch drauf ‘he sits on the table there-on’), English and French, discussing in particular the position of the prepositions zu, to, and à within the proposed hierarchy. Prominent in the discussion are also such parameters as pronunciation/nonpronunciation of material merged in specifier or head position in the hierarchy and movement of subconstituents of the hierarchy.

Keywords: German; doubling; postpositions; pronunciation

Chapter.  15297 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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