On the distribution of adjectives in Romanian : the cel construction

  • This paper deals with the variable position of adjectives in the Romanian DP. As all other Romance languages, Romanian allows for adjectives to appear in both prenominal and post-nominal position. In addition, however, Romanian has a third pattern: the so-called cel construction, in which the adjective in the post-nominal position is preceded by a determiner-like element, cel. This pattern is superficially similar to Determiner Spreading in Greek. In this paper we contrast the cel construction to Greek DS and discuss the similarities and differences between the two. We then present an analysis of cel as involving an appositive specification clause, building on de Vries (2002). We argue that the same structure is also involved in the context of nominal ellipsis, the second environment in which cel is found.

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Author:Artemis AlexiadouORCiDGND, Mihaela Marchis
Editor:Enoch Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer, Petra Sleeman
Document Type:Preprint
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/23
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/09/23
GND Keyword:Adjektiv; Rumänisch
Page Number:18
First Page:1
Last Page:18
Preprint, erschienen in: Enoch Aboh ; Elisabeth van der Linden ; Josep Quer ; Petra Sleeman (Hrsg.): Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory : selected papers from "Going Romance" Amsterdam 2007, Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009, Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory ; 1, S. 161–178, ISBN: 978-9027203816, ISBN: 9027203814, ISBN: 978-9027288707, ISBN: 9027288704, doi:10.1075/rllt.1.09mar
Source:http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/artemis/handouts/celconstruction.pdf ; (to appear) Enoch Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer & Petra Sleeman (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht