extraordinary coordination

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jul 9 16:22:38 UTC 2004

for fans of the type of nonconstituent coordination referred to in the
generative literature as Right Node Raising, here's an extraordinary
example from the 7/8/04 Palo Alto Daily News (p. 12), in a letter from
Charles Browning, M.D. of Palo Alto, on health care costs:

A 2004 Institute of Medicine report... documents that the uninsured,
unable to afford health insurance, have less access to, and receive
inferior, care.

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu), noting that this sort of thing is
very unlikely to occur in speech, since it virtually requires pencil
and paper to work out

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