The low periphery of double object constructions in English and Spanish

Ángel Jiménez Fernández


En este trabajo exploramos la posibilidad de que las construcciones de doble objeto proyectan una periferia interna a la cláusula que contiene categorías funcionales específicas para las funciones de tópico y foco. Lenguas como el español presentan esta opción, mien- tras que estas categorías no se proyectan en lenguas como el inglés. Esta diferencia explicará la diferencia en términos de orden de palabras en ambas lenguas.


Palabras clave

constucciones de doble objeto, tópico, foco, orden de palabras, minimalismo

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