ERIC Number: ED370422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Deriving the Distribution of Conjunctions.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n1 p217-233 1994
This paper proposes an explanation for the limited possibilities of realized conjunctions in multitermed coordinations. It argues that conjunction "&" heads a fully articulated phrase (&P), which can iterate &P shells, similar to "V" in Larson's (1988) VP-shell hypothesis. This structure enables a single & to unify any number of conjuncts, and thereby accounts for the cases in which only a single overt & appears. (Author/MDM)
Descriptors: Conjunctions, English, Grammar, Language Patterns, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Syntax
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 022 191.