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|Title:||Nonconstituent coordination as a subtype of constituent coordination|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||Morgan, Jerry L.|
|Department / Program:||Linguistics|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||This dissertation provides an account of NCC (Non-Constituent Coordination) in HPSG, based on the hypothesis that all coordination is coordination among the same types of daughters.
The implementation of this idea into the grammar was carried out by postulating a new partial sort hierarchy whose supertype is non-headed-structure; a new way of looking at the structure of NCC, whose conjuncts share the same type of constituent structure, enabled us to do so. Besides the sorts, this theory proposed a small number of schemata licensing NCC structures and a domain theory constraining the word order of NCC and suggested a unification-based semantics to provide appropriate interpretations for the constructions. Based on the theoretical fundamentals, this theory illustrates how to account for various types of NCC in natural languages such as English (SVO) and Korean (SOV). In doing so, it was found that the first is often ambiguous while the latter is not. By classifying Korean NCC into four types depending on the presence of overt case markers and conjunctions, it was also found that the existence of ambiguity in each type is subject to a generalization which is claimed to extend to NCC in other types of languages such as Chinese and Persian.
Thus, this theory is an empirically and theoretically desirable account of NCC.
|Rights Information:||Copyright 1996 Cho, Sae-Youn|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2011-05-07|
|Identifier in Online Catalog:||AAI9712232|