Judit Kiss-Gulyás:
Restrictive relative clauses in Hungarian and English – a comparative study in the generative tradition

The aim of the present study is to compare the syntactic properties of restrictive relative clauses (hereafter RRCs) in Hungarian and English. The theoretical framework which forms the backdrop to the assumptions of the study is a standard version of the Principles and Parameters approach to Universal Grammar. First, the basic properties of the Hungarian sentence (CP domain) will be presented, then the structure of the Hungarian restrictive relative clause will be identified, with special emphasis on the relativisable positions and the location of relative pronouns. The features then will be compared to restrictive relative clauses in English and the similarities and differences will be identified.

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