This paper develops a syntactic and semantic analysis for Spanish Predicative Noun Phrases (Pred NPs). Spanish PredNPs are argued to be derived by a predicate inversion operation. Predicate movement is triggered by a strong [+AFFECTIVE] feature, which needs to be checked in the course of the syntactic derivation. This also accounts for the fact that the DP-subject must obligatorily be strong and that predicate fronting requires the DP-subject to be topical.
Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-459-1 library binding
vii + 348 pages
publication date: 2013
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA