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Guglielmo Cinque

Guglielmo Cinque is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Venice, where he is Director of the PhD Program in Linguistics. He is the author of Types of Ā-Dependencies (MIT Press, 1990) and other books.

Titles by This Author

A Comparative Study

In The Syntax of Adjectives, Guglielmo Cinque offers cross-linguistic evidence that adjectives have two sources. Arguing against the standard view, and reconsidering his own earlier analysis, Cinque proposes that adjectives enter the nominal phase either as "adverbial" modifiers to the noun or as predicates of reduced relative clauses. Some of his evidence comes from a systematic comparison between Romance and Germanic languages.

Types of A'-Dependencies develops the theories of Binding and Government of the "principles and parameters" approach to syntax pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Using data from Romance languages, Cinque argues for a particular way of delimiting the descriptive generalizations that concern the grammar of constituent extraction, and the principles from which they derive.