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Auxiliary-Stranding Relative Clauses

Arnold, D and Borsley, RD (2010) 'Auxiliary-Stranding Relative Clauses.' In: M�ller, S, (ed.) Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Paris University Paris Diderot, France. CSLI Publications, 47 - 67.


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A little discussed feature of English are non-restrictive relative clauses in which the antecedent is normally not an NP and the gap follows an auxiliary, as in Kim will sing, which Lee won?t. These relative clauses resemble clauses with auxiliary complement ellipsis or fronting. There are a variety of analyses that might be proposed, but there are reasons for thinking that the best analysis is one where which is a nominal filler associated with a gap which is generally non-nominal: a filler-gap mismatch analysis in other words.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 11:45
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:18

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