Word Order in Hungarian

The syntax of Ā-positions

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Genoveva Puskás | University of Geneva
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Hungarian word-order is characterized by large scale preposing of constituents to sentence-initial positions. This study examines systematically the elements which occur in the left periphery. Focal, wh- and negative operators which have scope over the whole sentence must appear in the left periphery overtly; topicalized elements precede the scope operators and appear in an organized system as well. The author proposes that the structure of the Hungarian sentence comprises a rich set of left-peripheral functional projections, organized into sub-systems, like the Scope field and the Topic field. On the basis of the structure of Hungarian, the study proposes to consider these sub-systems as being in turn split, that is hierarchically organized into specific functional projections.
The study also examines the well-formedness conditions linked to multiple preposing. It is shown that the various well-formedness criteria apply overtly in Hungarian. This enables to make a direct link between the scope properties of affective operators and the articulated structure of the left periphery.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 33] 2000.  xvi, 398 pp.
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“Puskas’ book represents the most thorough and authoritative treatment of the syntax of the left periphery of the Hungarian sentence, with analyses and
proposals that go well beyond that language area, and bear directly on current developments in syntactic theory.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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