Rightwardho!

Parafita Couto, Maria Del Carmen (2009) Rightwardho! Linguistic Analysis, 35 (1-4). pp. 163-196. ISSN 0098-9053

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    Abstract

    An economical account of Focus in the right periphery in Romance languages can be offered if rightward movement is allowed in the PF component. In this paper I redefine p(rosodic)-movement as a postsyntactic phenomenon that does not care about directionality (cf.Erteschik-Shir and Strahov 2000), thus challenging accepted wisdom (Zubizarreta 1998).