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Spanish PredNPs and the Left Periphery
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Melvin González-Rivera
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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.

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Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron
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