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Mixed projections and syntactic categories

Abstract:

I explore the bases of a ‘distributionalist’ approach to syntactic categories, i.e. an approach which makes distinctions on the basis of purely syntactic (as opposed to, say, semantic) criteria. I focus on the phenomenon of ‘mixed projections’, where a syntactic phrase appears to display properties of more than one syntactic category, as analysed within the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. I argue that of the three syntactic criteria called upon in the definition of syntactic categori...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0022226719000100

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Linguistics Philology & Phonetics
Subgroup:
Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0131-1575
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Linguistics Journal website
Publication date:
2019-03-22
Acceptance date:
2019-02-15
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EISSN:
1469-7742
ISSN:
0022-2267
Pubs id:
pubs:976423
URN:
uri:e2b49231-1107-4d20-a2da-dd4f96fddafe
UUID:
uuid:e2b49231-1107-4d20-a2da-dd4f96fddafe
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pubs:976423

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