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April 24, 2020

EXTRAPOSITION is an EXPLETIVE construction

Pronoun it is the subject Besides applying to infinitive clauses, the grammatical rule of extraposition also applies to finite complement clauses, of which there are two […]
April 20, 2020

Pied-piping

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April 20, 2020

Complementizers and filler-gap dependencies

Look at the following examples: The head-initialized antecedent (italicized) has a complementizer (bolded) that is the syntactic head of a full clause, the embedded clause (coloured […]
April 20, 2020

Pronominalization

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate when the noun in an embedded clause (a constituent part of another […]