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Clausal Subjects and Extraposition in the History of English

Författare och institution:
Rickard Ramhöj (Institutionen för språk och litteraturer)
Publicerad i:
The Proceedings of the LFG '15 Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 18–20 July 2015 / Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King (Editors), s. 337-356
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Using Kibort's revised Lexical Mapping Theory (Kibort, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014), this paper gives an analysis of the argument structure of verbal predicates that alternately take (i) a clausal subject and (ii) a subject it in conjunction with propositional subclause. Based on data from syntactically annotated corpora of historical English, two separate argument structures are posited for the relevant predicates. A distinction is made between, on the one hand, a thematic subject it occurring together with an adjunct subclause and, on the other hand, a non-thematic subject it occurring together with a complement subclause. This distinction provides an explanation for a number of facts in present-day and historical English concerning extraction and co-occurrence patterns with respect to the predicates showing the alternation under discussion.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Språk och litteratur
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2016-01-28 11:00
Posten ändrad:
2016-02-24 16:17

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