Nominalizations in Cleft Constructions
In Chapter 2, we observed that cleft constructions are closely related to topicalization and do not involve a scrambling operation, and that the focus position in clefts must be occupied by a single constituent. While we briefly examined the internal structure of the predicate of clefts to explain this second property, we have not looked closely at the internal structure of the nominalized clauses (or presuppositional clauses) of the constructions. This will be the major concern of this chapter.
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