Divine Fire (Divine, Book 1) by Melanie Jackson

By Melanie Jackson

Whilst a biographer proves to grasp extra approximately his lifestyles than the now-immortal Lord Byron expects, he attracts her right into a risky online game and his passionate hands

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It takes place in the same environment as English T-to-C; CEDRIC BOECKX 48 French exhibits transparent doubling, either in the form of subject (clitic) doubling, or complementizer doubling in some (mainly Canadian and Belgian) dialects (que in (18)). It also takes place in non-interrogative matrix contexts (19). " As a first approximation, one could say that in French (setting aside the dialects that allow (18)) N-to-C applies uniformly. That is, in contexts where English raises T, French raises N.

The first prediction is therefore supported: results indicate a UG-governed constraint on interpretation to the effect that post-N position (whether as a result of overt noun-movement or some other structural analysis) is to be interpreted intersectively. However, given the availability of both interpretations in pre-N position in Tables 1-3, the second prediction appears not to be supported: a noun-movement analysis of French has not been adopted (at least by the intermediate level). 7%, respectively).

Note, however, that even if the distinction in pre-N position were strongly significant, it would be so in the wrong direction: it is a nonintersective interpretation that should be preferred. 3% Context pre-N Table 3: Group adjectives (post-N according to instruction) violent, étrange, lourd, délicieux, timide 4. Discussion The data presented in Tables 1-2 indicate that, aside from an evident bias in acceptance due to explicit rules of adjective placement, intermediate level learners of French demonstrate knowledge of the fact that a nonintersective interpretation in post-N position is significantly less acceptable than an intersective interpretation.

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