Copulaless sentences

Stefan Müller Stefan.Mueller at
Tue Aug 9 14:07:58 EST 2005


In addition to Emily's work, there is a paper by Bob Borsley that
discusses an empty copula. (Bob was probably too modest to mention it
...) You will find a downloadable version at:

I wrote a paper about surface-based syntax that discusses German
copulaless sentences among other phenomena that are problematic for an
entierly surface-based syntax that does not allow for empty elements and
tries to infer properties of constituents from the linear order/position
of their daughters. You will find the paper at:

Best wishes


Stefan Müller

Universität Bremen/Fachbereich 10      Tel: (+49) (+421) 218-8601
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen

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