LINGUIST List 11.1999

Thu Sep 21 2000

Sum: The Syntax of Comparative Constructions

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  1. Lucia Grimaldi, The Syntax of Comparative Constructions

Message 1: The Syntax of Comparative Constructions

Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:13:03 +0100
From: Lucia Grimaldi <>
Subject: The Syntax of Comparative Constructions

For Query: Linguist 11.1682

Dear Linguists,

Some weeks ago I sent out a query regarding the syntax of comparative
constructions. I would like to thank the following for their kind suggestions:

Bruce Despain []
Thomas Kotschi []
Andre Meinunger []

Below follows a list of books and articles that they referred to:

Donati, Caterina: "Comparative Clauses as Free Relatives: A Raising
Analysis", in: Probus 9:2, 1997, 145-166.
Despain, Bruce: A Paraphrastic Grammar of English: a Scientific and Logical
Approach to the Study of Syntax.
(particularly �15-3 � 3,4; Chapter 17; �18-2 �1).
Price, Susan: Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax,
London: Routledge 1990
Rivara, R.: Le syst�me de la comparaison. Sur la construction du sens dans
les langues naturelles, Paris: Minuit 1990.

I'm still looking for recent literature on comparative constructions (esp.
syntax of comparative constructions in Romance Languages). If you have some
idea, please write to me; I will post another summary to the list.

Best regards

Lucia Grimaldi

Lucia Grimaldi
Freie Universit�t Berlin
Institut f�r Romanische Philologie
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
JK 26/222i

D-14195 Berlin

Tel: 0049 30 8385 1408
Fax: 0049 30 8385 4579
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