[Lingtyp] Morpheme or X0 "extraction"
Adam James Ross Tallman
ajrtallman at utexas.edu
Wed Aug 26 12:42:05 UTC 2020
Just to clarify, I'm asking because I'm wondering how frequent apparent
counter examples are to Bruening
<https://babel.ucsc.edu/~hank/105/Bruening_2018.pdf>'s claim that X0
elements cannot be extracted.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:49 PM Adam James Ross Tallman <
ajrtallman at utexas.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am wondering if anyone has found examples where single morphemes can
> extract to first position. It is well-known that German can do this as in
> *Gelungen ist hier selten wem was auf anhieb*
> succeeded is here rarely somebody.DAT something.NOM on first.attempt
> 'that it was rarely the case that somebody succeeded in doing something
> here on the first attempt'
> For some reason the full VP cannot extract (**Wem gelunden ist hier
> selten was auf anhieb*). You can modify the fronted verb with an adverb *so
> gut *and apparently its grammatical (Bruening 2018)
> In Chácobo one can "extract" individual adverbial elements, but as far as
> I can tell only one of these elements can be "extracted" at a time.
> *yama tsaya=kɨ*
> *neg* see=dec:past
> 's/he didn't see it.'
> I wonder if there are cases like Chacobo or like German except where the
> verb cannot be modified by some element that is also fronted. Just
> instances of apparently non-phrasal (word, root or stem) extraction would
> also be interesting.
> p.s. I don't exactly know what extraction means all the time. In
> particular I'm not sure on what basis we can always assume that one
> sentence is derived from the other. For instance, in Chacobo I don't know
> on what basis I would assume that the verb is not in fact undergoing
> rightward extraction.
> Adam J.R. Tallman
> PhD, University of Texas at Austin
> Investigador del Museo de Etnografía y Folklore, la Paz
> ELDP -- Postdoctorante
> CNRS -- Dynamique Du Langage (UMR 5596)
Adam J.R. Tallman
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Investigador del Museo de Etnografía y Folklore, la Paz
ELDP -- Postdoctorante
CNRS -- Dynamique Du Langage (UMR 5596)
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