ERIC Number: ED127784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Movement Constraints on Transformations That Do Not Move Elements. Studies in East Asian Syntax.
A number of grammatical transformations are studied which often, but not always, involve the movement of constituents. Data from English, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Thai are investigated in an attempt to discover a principle (of potentially universal scope) that governs certain constraints that must be imposed on these transformations. The principle discovered and defended is: A sentence, or part of a sentence, once subject to subdivision, may not be further subdivided by a foregrounding operation. The notion of foregrounding is discussed as well as a specification of the notion subdivision. Several potential counterexamples to the principle are discussed as well. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual California Linguistics Conference (First, May 1972)