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Extraction asymmetries show that type A coordination is adjunction

Neeleman, Ad; Tanaka, Misako; (2025) Extraction asymmetries show that type A coordination is adjunction. Language (In press).

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Abstract

Ross (1967) already observed that the coordinate structure constraint can be violated in certain semantically asymmetric structures. In this paper we consider one of these structures, namely type A coordination, in detail (the terminology is from Lakoff 1986; an example is Here’s the whisky I went to the store and bought.) We present experimental evidence showing that the pattern of argument and adjunct extraction from type A coordinate structures matches the pattern of argument and adjunct extraction from structures containing purpose clauses in all crucial respects. This near-perfect parallel behavior suggests that, like purpose clauses, the second conjunct in a type A coordination is an adjunct (see also Brown 2017). We explore the consequences of this finding for both interpretive and syntactic analyses of asymmetric coordination.*

Type: Article
Title: Extraction asymmetries show that type A coordination is adjunction
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author-accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Coordination, adjunction, coordinate structure constraint, type A coordination
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10175506
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