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Coordination and Subordination

Form and Meaning—Selected Papers from CSI Lisbon 2014

Editor(s): Fernanda Pratas, Sandra Pereira, Clara Pinto

Book Description

Recent studies on the syntax and semantics of complex sentences have dealt with several challenges to the traditional boundaries between coordination and subordination. Some constructions belong to one of the two types according to syntactic criteria but relate to the other type on semantic grounds, whereas other constructions are not compatible with either the canonical syntactic or semantic tests traditionally employed to establish this distinction. Other constructions, by contrast, seem to have evolved in such a way that they now cross the divide between both types. The collection of papers in this volume delves further into the theoretical implications of previous analyses and focuses on a wide array of data from different languages, taking those challenges as a point of departure to develop innovative perspectives and to advance thought-provoking ideas.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8950-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8950-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2016
Pages / Size: 298 / A5
Price: £47.99
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Biography

Fernanda Pratas is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are the diachronic and dialectal variation of Portuguese and Cape Verdean, as well as the expression of tense, aspect and modality across languages.

Sandra Pereira is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon. She has worked in corpora annotation in different research projects, and her main research interests are dialectal and diachronic variation, syntactic parsing, and lexicography.

Clara Pinto is a PhD student and Researcher at the Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are the evolution of negation across languages, metalinguistic negation, diachronic variation, and syntactic parsing.