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'Conditionals, factives and the left periphery.'

Abstract : This paper discusses the relevance of the decomposition of CP for the syntax of adverbial clauses. It is shown that conjunctions introducing adverbial clauses, such as if, while and since, may select a reduced CP, in which case such clauses lack main clause phenomena (MCP), or the conjunctions may select a full fledged CP in which case the adverbial clauses are compatible with MCP. The second part of the paper argues that complements of factive predicates can also be shown to instantiate the reduced structures.
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Liliane Haegeman. 'Conditionals, factives and the left periphery.'. Lingua, Elsevier, 2006, 116, p. 1651-1669. ⟨10.1016/j.lingua.2005.03.014⟩. ⟨halshs-00129349⟩



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