Fwd: coordination

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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