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Stylistic Fronting

Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn LU (2004) In Studia Linguistica 58(2). p.88-134
Abstract
If stylistic fronting is analyzed as feature-driven movement into an articulated CP-domain, in particular FocusP in the sense of Rizzi (1997), it is possible to account for two facts about stylistic fronting that so far have received little attention, namely that stylistic fronting has semantic effects and that there are differences in stylistic fronting in subordinate clauses with no overt subject and subordinate clauses with a weak subject pronoun. In this article, I will propose that there are two types of stylistic fronting, stylistic fronting of XPs into FocusP-Spec and stylistic fronting of heads into Focus°. Stylistic fronting of XPs can only be found in clauses with no overt subject, whereas stylistic fronting of heads can be found... (More)
If stylistic fronting is analyzed as feature-driven movement into an articulated CP-domain, in particular FocusP in the sense of Rizzi (1997), it is possible to account for two facts about stylistic fronting that so far have received little attention, namely that stylistic fronting has semantic effects and that there are differences in stylistic fronting in subordinate clauses with no overt subject and subordinate clauses with a weak subject pronoun. In this article, I will propose that there are two types of stylistic fronting, stylistic fronting of XPs into FocusP-Spec and stylistic fronting of heads into Focus°. Stylistic fronting of XPs can only be found in clauses with no overt subject, whereas stylistic fronting of heads can be found both in clauses with no overt subject and in clauses with a weak subject pronoun. (Less)
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Studia Linguistica
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88 - 134
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10.1111/j.0039-3193.2004.00111.x
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  abstract     = {If stylistic fronting is analyzed as feature-driven movement into an articulated CP-domain, in particular FocusP in the sense of Rizzi (1997), it is possible to account for two facts about stylistic fronting that so far have received little attention, namely that stylistic fronting has semantic effects and that there are differences in stylistic fronting in subordinate clauses with no overt subject and subordinate clauses with a weak subject pronoun. In this article, I will propose that there are two types of stylistic fronting, stylistic fronting of XPs into FocusP-Spec and stylistic fronting of heads into Focus°. Stylistic fronting of XPs can only be found in clauses with no overt subject, whereas stylistic fronting of heads can be found both in clauses with no overt subject and in clauses with a weak subject pronoun.},
  author       = {Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn},
  issn         = {1467-9582},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {88--134},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Studia Linguistica},
  title        = {Stylistic Fronting},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0039-3193.2004.00111.x},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2004},
}