Focused verbal inflections in Spanish

Carlos Muñoz Pérez, Matías Verdecchia

Abstract

Spanish allows to focus the Number and Person features of the verbal inflection to produce an interpretation similar to that of a contrastively focused pronoun. This squib discusses two properties distinguishing both phenomena.

Keywords

contrastive focus; null subjects; inflection; Spanish

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References

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