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LINGUIST List 18.2548

Thu Aug 30 2007

Qs: +/-interpretable?

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        1.    Michal B. Paradowski, +/-interpretable?


Message 1: +/-interpretable?
Date: 28-Aug-2007
From: Michal B. Paradowski <Michal.Paradowskiuw.edu.pl>
Subject: +/-interpretable?
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Good afternoon,

this may perhaps seem a bit trivial, but as I've only had the opportunity
to learn a smattering of minimalist developments: is there any consensus on
how the following language areas (for English) are classified in terms of
+/-interpretability and perhaps also feature strength (if they can be
classified at all)? (Or, how are they viewed from the perspective of
valuation?)

1. articles,
2. relativization (relative proNs and Advs),
3. (word order and Tn choice in) 'reported speech',
4. obligatory non-referential 'there' and 'it',
5. 'as' and 'like',
6. conditional structures (esp. the remote or 'subjunctive' type).

I would be most grateful for assistance in settling this issue.
Thank you very much in advance,
Best regards

Michal B. Paradowski
Institute of Applied Linguistics,
University of Warsaw

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax



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