Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Sep 22 18:20:15 UTC 2005
i'm forwarding this query on behalf of a non-subscriber to this list.
*please* reply to her (gappingucl at yahoo.co.uk) as well as to the list
(so that i won't have to act as a forwarding agency).
Begin forwarded message:
> From: ana carrera <gappingucl at yahoo.co.uk>
> Date: September 19, 2005 3:53:18 AM PDT
> To: zwicky at csli.stanford.edu
> Subject: coordination
> Dear Prof. Zwicky,
> I am a PhD student working on coordination in the University of
> London. I am especially interested in the analysis of gapping
> constructions. I would be very grateful if you could give me some
> advice on a particular matter. I need to test one of my hypothesis,
> namely the fact that gapping in the second conjunct (like in
> English, cf. (1) below) is only possible in those languages which
> have a single coordinator for conjoining NPs, PPs, clauses, etc:
> (1) I ate bread and Peter chocolate.
> SInce English has only "and" for everything, then forward gapping
> is possible. Languages like Japanese have more than one coordinator
> and therefore they do not allow forward gapping.
> However, to test this I would need to consider different languages
> from different families. I would be very grateful if you could tell
> me whether it would be possible for me to send an email to the ALT
> list even if I am not a member.
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