On the Structure and Typology of the complex predicate in Romanian

Daiana Cuibus, Romania, ID CLEaR2016-360;          The starting point of the present paper is the definition of the complex predicate in the recent Romanian grammars - Gramatica limbii române (GALR) and Gramatica de bază a limbii române (GBLR) -. Corresponding to "traditional” concept of predicate (as a predicate of enunciation), the "complex predicate" as it is defined by the recent academic grammars of Romanian language raises a number of issues that we want to point out, proposing some necessary distinctions. Thus, we discuss the structure of these predicates and the relationship between the verbal “operator” and its semantic support, in terms of their status and the syntactic cohesion between them. From the same perspective, an analysis of the "complex predicate" on two levels - the strictly syntactic one (as operated by the structuralism) and the semantic "traditional" one can cause difficulties and even contradictions in the interpretation of (other) syntactic functions (subject, direct object etc.) - included in or subordinated to the "complex predicate".

Keywords: complex predicate, syntactic role, subordination, semantic support