Locative Prepositions and Place

Arhonto Terzi

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

                   Locative Prepositions and Place

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This chapter builds, on the basis of Greek evidence, a convincing argument for the presence of a silent noun PLACE, which the complex locative preposition modifies (much like an adjective), and which is responsible for the nominal flavor of complex prepositions. This silent noun PLACE is the head of a DP complement selected by a functional PLOC. The author’s proposal, which corroborates Kayne’s postulation of a silent noun PLACE with locative adverbials like here and there in English has subsequently found interesting confirmation in the work of other researchers on Hebrew and Persian.

Keywords: Greek; silent head; locative modifiers

Chapter.  13318 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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