The aim of this article is to propose a syntactic analysis of a dialectal con- struction systematically displaying deletion of the subject, found in spoken south-west Swedish. The deletion appears in certain interrogative subordi- nated clauses and relative clauses, where standard Swedish requires a re- sumptive pronoun, which hence can be left out in the dialectal clause con- struction. The proposed analysis takes as its point of departure the assump- tion that the construction exemplifies a special kind of Topic drop. As a consequence, the syntactic analysis requires an elaborated C-domain, and a Split CP analysis is proposed. It is claimed that Spec,TP must be phoneti- cally realized in standard Swedish but not in the dialect counterpart.
|Publisher||Lund, Sweden : Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Working papers in Scandinavian Syntax|
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