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ERIC Number: ED054657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Spurious Counterexamples to the Complex NP Constraint, Including a "Variably Crazy Rule" in Korean Syntax.
In order to make linguistically significant generalizations in formulating transformational rules, a limited number of variables must be used. Such a limitation rule is the Complex Noun Phrase (NP) Constraint, active in English and, according to claims, universal. The fact that Korean synta, which is greatly different from English, also requires such a constraint supports the claim of the universality of this rule. Apparent violations of the Complex NP Constraint in Korean may be attributed to two successive processes, which, when combined, do not contradict the rule. Rule-simplification, one of the major forces in linguistic change, is at work in the application of rules here. A list of references is provided. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: In Working Papers in Linguistics, v2 n9 p105-124 Dec 1970