Concealed Pseudo-cleftsLingua (2001)
AbstractThis paper argues for a pseudo-cleft analysis of so-called clefts in Malagasy. Evidence is presented that the clefted element is in fact the matrix (copular) predicate and that the pre-suppositional clause is a headless relative in subject position. The proposed pseudo-cleft structure accounts for the focus interpretation of this construction, due to the underlying presence of a definite description in the subject position.
Publication DateOctober, 2001
Citation InformationIleana Paul. "Concealed Pseudo-clefts" Lingua Vol. 111 Iss. 10 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ileanapaul/47/