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April 20, 2020

Parsing for complementizers that have filler-gap dependencies

In the following examples, each modifying clause “contains a ‘gap,’ while the head noun is interpreted as the thing which fills this gap, making the sentence […]
April 20, 2020


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April 20, 2020

The hinge element in comparative clauses

Introduction An interesting function of using a superlative + than is that than accepts a comparative object, such as a noun/noun phrase or a wh- interrogative […]
April 24, 2020

Extraposition is an expletive construction

Pronoun it is the subject According to John Lawler, extraposition “seems to work to keep subject complement clauses from assuming the normal subject position preceding the […]