Matthew Reeve

List of John Benjamins publications for which Matthew Reeve plays a role.


Clefts and their Relatives

Matthew Reeve

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 185] 2012. xiii, 223 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Reeve, Matthew 2013 The cleft pronoun and cleft clause in EnglishCleft Structures, Hartmann, Katharina and Tonjes Veenstra (eds.), pp. 165–186 | Article
In this paper I argue against both ‘specificational’ and ‘expletive’ analyses of English clefts. I provide new evidence that the cleft pronoun it is non-expletive, and that the cleft clause is interpreted as a discontinuous definite description with it, as under specificational analyses. On the… read more