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The Coordination—Subordination Continuum

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The distinction between coordination and subordination is claimed to be a structural universal. However, the structural criteria used to distinguish coordination from subordination do not match up ... More


Main Clause Phenomena and Adverbial Clauses

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that what are usually labeled adverbial clauses differ in terms of their internal syntax: while main clause phenomena (MCP) are banned from some adverbial clauses, they are not ... More


The subjunctive in adverbial clauses

Lilo Moessner

in The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the frequency development of the subjunctive and its competitors, namely indicatives and modal constructions, in the adverbial clauses of a corpus covering the periods Old ... More


Complex Sentences

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The distinction between coordination and subordination is not clear-cut. The essence of coordination is the mental juxtaposition of structures construed as parallel and co-equal. Subordination has a ... More


Evidential Mood, Restructuring, and the Distribution of Functional Sembrare

Liliane Haegeman

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the restrictions on clitic climbing with Italian sembrare. For some speakers sembrare may behave either as a lexical verb and resist clitic climbing, or as a ... More


From Question to Subordination

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

in The Changing Languages of Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In most languages of Europe, there is a polysemy pattern to the effect that one and the same marker (e.g., English who) is used to introduce both questions and subordinate clauses. This situation is ... More


An Intervention Account

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter further elaborates the movement account of adverbial clauses, focusing on temporal and conditional clauses. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 5.2 presents the movement account ... More


Successive-Cyclic Movement and Its Constraints: Cyclicity and Islands

Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati

in (Re)labeling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028721
eISBN:
9780262327220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028721.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Assuming that island effects arise when successive-cyclic-movement is blocked, we claim that successive-cyclic-movement creates a label-less layer that is destroyed later on in the derivation. ... More


Complex constructions in the Transeurasian languages

Andrej Malchukov and Patryk Czerwinski

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0036
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter deals with complex constructions in the Transeurasian languages, including complement, relative, and adverbial clauses, as well as paratactic constructions. The dominant strategy of ... More


Adverbial resumptive particles and Verb Second

Christine Meklenborg

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

All modern Verb Second languages have some sort of resumptive strategy where a fronted element is followed by a resumptive element, pushing the finite verb to third position. This chapter ... More


The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Lilo Moessner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the definition of the subjunctive as a realisation of the grammatical category mood and an expression of the semantic/pragmatic category modality the book presents the first comprehensive ... More


The interpretation of pro in consistent and partial null-subject languages: A comparative interface analysis

Mara Frascarelli

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with the acceptability and interpretation of referential null subjects (NSs) and compares consistent pro-drop in Italian with equivalent sentences in Finnish (a partial NS ... More


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