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An unexpected gap with unexpected restrictions : subject deletion in a South West Swedish dialect

Lundin, Katarina LU (2014) In Working papers in Scandinavian Syntax 92(June).
Abstract
The aim of this article is to propose a syntactic analysis of a dialectal con- struction systematically displaying deletion of the subject, found in spoken south-west Swedish. The deletion appears in certain interrogative subordi- nated clauses and relative clauses, where standard Swedish requires a re- sumptive pronoun, which hence can be left out in the dialectal clause con- struction. The proposed analysis takes as its point of departure the assump- tion that the construction exemplifies a special kind of Topic drop. As a consequence, the syntactic analysis requires an elaborated C-domain, and a Split CP analysis is proposed. It is claimed that Spec,TP must be phoneti- cally realized in standard Swedish but not in the dialect... (More)
The aim of this article is to propose a syntactic analysis of a dialectal con- struction systematically displaying deletion of the subject, found in spoken south-west Swedish. The deletion appears in certain interrogative subordi- nated clauses and relative clauses, where standard Swedish requires a re- sumptive pronoun, which hence can be left out in the dialectal clause con- struction. The proposed analysis takes as its point of departure the assump- tion that the construction exemplifies a special kind of Topic drop. As a consequence, the syntactic analysis requires an elaborated C-domain, and a Split CP analysis is proposed. It is claimed that Spec,TP must be phoneti- cally realized in standard Swedish but not in the dialect counterpart. (Less)
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  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {June},
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  series       = {Working papers in Scandinavian Syntax},
  title        = {An unexpected gap with unexpected restrictions : subject deletion in a South West Swedish dialect},
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  volume       = {92},
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