Deriving Coordinate Symmetries

A phase-based approach integrating Select, Merge, Copy and Match

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This monograph proposes a minimalist, phase-based approach to the derivation of coordinate structures, utilizing the operations Copy and Match to account for both the symmetries and asymmetries of coordination. Data are drawn primarily from English, German and Dutch. The basic assumptions are that all coordinate structures are symmetric to some degree (in contrast to parasitic gap and many verb phrase ellipsis constructions), and these symmetries, especially with ellipsis, allow syntactic derivations to utilize Copy and Match in interface with active memory for economizing with gaps and assuring clarity of interpretation. With derivations operating at the feature level, troublesome properties of coordinate structures such as cross-categorial and non-constituent coordination, violations of the Coordinate Structure Constraint, as well as coordinate ellipsis (Gapping, RNR, Left-Edge Ellipsis) are accounted for without separate mechanisms or conditions applicable only to coordinate structures. The proposal provides support for central assumptions about the structure of West Germanic.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 89]  2006.  x, 385 pp.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations
ix–x
Acknowledgments
xi–xii
Outline of the study
1–11
Features and matching in coordination
13–88
Deriving coordinate structures
89–177
Deriving coordinate ellipsis
179–282
Coordinate ellipsis and the structure of West Germanic
283–315
Notes
317–358
References
359–370
Appendix
371–377
Index
379–384
“I commend te Velde for his derivational treatment of this difficult subject matter. The empirical coverage of data in the book from Dutch, English and German, as well as the aforementioned theoretical treatment of coordinate structures, makes this book a relevant read for anyone interested in Germanic languages and the syntax of coordinate structures.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005053690