ERIC Number: ED058810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Outline of Hungarian Complementation.
This study presents a preliminary analysis of Hungarian complement constructions and the syntactic operations needed to account for them. The expository framework (and the implicit framework of the research itself) is based upon that of Rosenbaum (1967). The aim of the paper is to arrive at a rough picture of the kinds of structures and syntactic devices evidenced by Hungarian complement (and other) constructions. The author seeks to justify the validity of the following notions in a grammar of Hungarian complementation: the existence, in the base component, of a particular phrase-structure rule concerning embedding in a complex sentence; and the presence of the syntactic transformations of extraposition, equi-noun-phrase deletion, and possible subject-raising. Before a discussion of subject raising, the author demonstrates how the syntactic machinery he has described works in the derivation of a variety of surface constructions involving essentially the same underlying structure. A list of references is included. (Author/VM)
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Authoring Institution: Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA.
Note: In Language Research Report No. 5, p1-31