Subcategorization and parallelism

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This paper (a condensed and refined version of an earlier article) shows that phrases with distinct subcategorizational properties can be coordinated — and more generally placed in positions of “parallelism” — only if (i) they function as arguments/modifiers of compatible verbal entries and (ii)include focused operators of a common type. A grammatical analysis that makes it possible to generate coordinate structures with heterofunctional conjuncts is outlined in an appendix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-240
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Linguistics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1985


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