Italian NP

bingfu bingfu at USC.EDU
Thu Apr 23 03:44:04 UTC 1998

Dear Netters,
	Longogbardi 1994 provides the following
	 	a. 	Il  mio Giani ha finalmente telefonato
		   	the my Gianni finally          called up

	       	b. 	*Mio Gianni ha finalmente telefonato
		      	  my Gianni  finally             called up

	       	c. 	Gianni mio ha finalmente telefonato
		    	Gianni my finally             called up

	       	d. 	Il   Giani  mio ha finalmente telefonato
		    	the Gianni my finally called up

He accounts for the paradigm in formalist terms.
My question is:

1. Is there any functional explanation?

2. Is there any meaning difference among a, c and d,
especially between c and d.

I will incorporate the responses into my final summary
of the query about left-right asymmetries in word order

	Bingfu Lu

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