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Title:Verbal Pseudocoordination in English: A syntactic analysis with reference to diachronic, dialectal and cross-linguistic variation
Author(s):Ross, Daniel
Subject(s):Linguistics
Syntax
Pseudocoordination
Coordination
English language -- Syntax
Abstract:Pseudocoordination is a term that encompasses any natural language phenomenon in which apparent coordination (the presence of and) does not correspond to strictly coordinative syntax or semantics. For verbal pseudocoordination in English, two representative examples are 'try and do' and 'go and get'. The goals of this paper are to: 1) report the descriptive data that must be accounted for in any analysis of verbal pseudocoordination in English; and 2) analyze the syntactic properties of the 'try-and'-type of verbal pseudocoordination, which will be shown to share some properties with coordination and others with 'to'- subordination. An Appendix will also provide an overview of verbal pseudocoordination in other languages and a typology of verbal pseudocoordination in English that explains the diachronic development of these structures.
Issue Date:2013-01
Citation Info:Ross, Daniel (2013). Verbal Pseudocoordination in English: A syntactic analysis with reference to diachronic, dialectal and cross-linguistic variation. Unpublished Qualifying Exam paper, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42581
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-03-01


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