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Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v19 n1 p217-233 1994

This paper proposes an explanation for the limited possibilities of realized conjunctions in multitermed coordinations. It argues that conjunction & heads a fully articulated phrase (&P), which can iterate &P shells, similar to V in Larson's (1988) VP-shell hypothesis. This structure enables a single & to unify any number of conjuncts, and thereby accounts for the cases in which only a single overt & appears. (Author/MDM)

Descriptors: Conjunctions, English, Grammar, Language Patterns, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Syntax

Author: Zoerner, Ed



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