Coordination in Syntax by Niina Ning Zhang

By Niina Ning Zhang

Coordination in syntax is a crucial a part of the research of sentence constitution. Niina Ning Zhang addresses the problems raised via coordinate pairings and the results of those constructions, having a look specifically at examples inside English and chinese language. the quantity covers the most important questions concerning coordinates in syntax, delivering a clean point of view to arguments raised inside of prior literature. She explains how such coordinate complexes are based, how a few coordinators could be mixed in components of speech, the mounted nature of a few of those pairings and what alterations exist among the coordinate and non-coordinate structures. The theories raised are subsidized up via a wealthy number of examples in addition to offering a cross-linguistic standpoint, contextualising those rules inside of present syntactic study.

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4b), the semantics of the possessee NP mother in the second conjunct may not take part in the pronominalization of yours, which is the first conjunct. 4) a. Sally’s mother and yours have turned vegetarian. b. ∗ Yours and Sally’s mother have turned vegetarian. The contrast indicates that the two conjuncts are asymmetrical. 5) a. Sally’s mother praised yours. b. ∗ Yours praised Sally’s mother. Subjects c-command objects. 5) lead us to the generalization that no c-commanded element may take part in possessee pronominalization.

Chapter 7 of this book will show that parallelism is a processing filter on representations of syntactic complexes rather than a constraint 18 The structure of coordinate complexes on syntactic operations, and thus it has no effect on the structurebuilding of syntactic complexes. In other words, under certain conditions, parallelism may lead to the rejection of certain representations; however, no structure-building operation needs to follow a parallelism constraint. 14) are well-formed exactly because they are derived without the enforcement of parallelism.

The fact that elements may be extracted from conjuncts does not mean that such an extraction is always possible. 43b), in Chapter 7. Nevertheless, the fact that extraction is possible at all argues against an adjunction analysis of coordination. 2), the existence of 6 Note that the term asymmetrical coordination is used here in a semantic sense. g. Szabolcsi and den Dikken 1999). 2). 4). 45) a. XP (coordinate complex) XP (external conjunct) X (coordinator) (internal conjunct) b. 3). The interactions instead show a complementation relation between coordinators and internal conjuncts.

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