On Odd Coordinations in German

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In: The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 2(1998), 3, S. 191 - 219
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Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISSN: 1383-4924
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rft.atitle On Odd Coordinations in German
rft.eissn 1572-8552
rft.epage 219
rft.genre article
rft.issn 1383-4924
rft.issue 3
rft.jtitle The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
rft.pages 191-219
rft.place Dordrecht
rft.pub Kluwer Academic Publishers
rft.date 1998
x.date 1998-10-01T00:00:00Z
rft.stitle The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics
rft.spage 191
rft.volume 2
abstract This paper is concerned with German coordinations which are ‘odd’ in that <Emphasis Type="Italic">und</Emphasis> ‘and’ superficially does not connect constituents of like categories. The focus is on odd coordinations in which <Emphasis Type="Italic">und</Emphasis> has a full non-finite verb phrase to its immediate right but only a verb phrase fragment to its immediate left. In the analysis of Heycock and Kroch (1994), such ‘verbal’ odd coordinations arise by asymmetric extraction from a first verb phrases coordinate. It is shown here that this analysis misses a robust empirical generalization: In verbal odd coordinations, the string preceding <Emphasis Type="Italic">und</Emphasis> must always form a grammatical sentence in isolation. It is argued that this generalization can be derived from the Coordinate Structure Constraint, which bans asymmetric extraction. In the spirit of Wilder (1994), it is furthermore argued that grammatical verbal odd coordinations derive from coordinations of larger phrases which are reduced by Gapping. It is shown that this leads to a unified analysis of verbal odd coordinations and analogous ‘nominal’ odd coordinations, in which <Emphasis Type="Italic">und</Emphasis> appears between a full noun phrase and a noun phrase fragment. Further issues addressed are operator scope and the availability of Left Deletion (Right Node Raising) in odd coordinations.
authors Schwarz Bernhard
doi 10.1023/A:1009890717841
languages eng
url https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009890717841
x.subjects coordination
Coordinate Structure Constraint
Right Node Raising