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Author Guimarães, Maximiliano
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Dynamic Constituency ♦ Syntactic Amalgam ♦ Top-down Derivation ♦ Bottom-up Derivational Approach ♦ Ad Hoc Ellipsis ♦ Syntactic Amalgamation ♦ Representational Approach ♦ Constituency Paradox ♦ Sluicing Rule ♦ Tsubomoto Whitman ♦ Extra Hidden Structure ♦ Additional Construction-specific Machinery
Abstract phenomenon under investigation here is syntactic amalgamation (Lakoff 1974, Tsubomoto & Whitman 2000), which seems to exhibit a constituency paradox if analyzed from the point of view of either a representational approach or a bottom-up derivational approach, requiring extra hidden structure along with ad hoc ellipsis and sluicing rules parasitic on one another. Once the directionality of derivation is ‘corrected’, and constituency is taken to be dynamic, the paradox disappears with no need for additional construction-specific machinery.
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Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study