Luigi Rizzi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Luigi Rizzi plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Rizzi, Luigi and Fuzhen Si 2021 Chapter 1. Introduction: On the comparative basis of cartographic studiesCurrent Issues in Syntactic Cartography: A crosslinguistic perspective, Si, Fuzhen and Luigi Rizzi (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Chapter
Kratzer, Angelika, Luigi Rizzi, Roberta Pires De Oliveira, Ina Emmel and Monica Deitos Stedile 2020 Informal formal conversation on Syntax-SemanticsBrazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics: 20 years of Núcleo de Estudos Gramaticais, Pires De Oliveira, Roberta, Ina Emmel and Sandra Quarezemin (eds.), pp. 7–30 | Chapter
Rizzi, Luigi 2018 Chapter 10. A note on left-peripheral maps and interface propertiesStructuring Variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond: In honour of Leonardo M. Savoia, Grimaldi, Mirko, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco and Benedetta Baldi (eds.), pp. 149–160 | Chapter
The cartographic analysis of the left periphery leads to the identification of invariant and variable properties in the syntactic expression of scope-discourse configurations, such as topic-comment and focus-presupposition. One notable property is that languages typically permit a unique focus in… read more
Rizzi, Luigi 2016 EPP and ECP revisited: The role of labelingRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 28, Lisbon, Carrilho, Ernestina, Alexandra Fiéis, Maria Lobo and Sandra Pereira (eds.), pp. 211–232 | Article
In the GB framework, EPP and ECP are stated as two independent principles, but they both attribute a special status to the subject position of clauses: subjects are obligatory, and they are not possible extraction sites (unless special conditions are met). This common core suggests the possibility… read more
Rizzi, Luigi 2015 Notes on labeling and subject positionsStructures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti, Di Domenico, Elisa, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini (eds.), pp. 17–46 | Article
This paper investigates aspects of the “halting problem” for subject movement: under what conditions is it obligatory? Where must it stop, giving rise to freezing effects? I will first introduce a particular implementation of the labeling approach presented in Chomsky (2013), and illustrate its… read more
Moscati, Vincenzo and Luigi Rizzi 2013 A typology of agreement processes and its implications for language developmentRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Utrecht 2011, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni and Manuela Pinto (eds.), pp. 143–156 | Article
In this paper we investigated and compared the developmental curve of four different agreement configurations in Italian (Determiner – Noun, Subject – Verb, Subject – Predicative Adjective, Clitic – Past Participle). These configurations can be considered to be more or less local, in accordance to… read more
Rizzi, Luigi 1994 Early Null Subjects and Root Null SubjectsLanguage Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 151 ff. | Article