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Title: The Non-verbal Type of Small Clauses in English and Lithuanian
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The study The Non-verbal Type of Small Clauses in English and Lithuanian is
one of the first attempts to apply the methods of generative grammar to the
analysis of a fragment of Lithuanian grammar, i.e., constructions with
secondary predicates of the type V [NP1 NP2] and V [NP1 AP], the
sub-strings [NP1 NP2] and [NP1 AP] of which in generative works are usually
called small clauses. The investigation is contrastive; the evidence of
Lithuanian is compared with that of English. Whereas the syntactic study of
secondary predicates in English has a certain tradition, traditional
Lithuanian grammar does not have a single notion to what is known elsewhere
as secondary predicates. In Lithuanian traditional grammar secondary
predicates are usually referred to as a part of compound nominal
predicates, predicative attributes, a part of complex objects and are not
singled out as a distinct category but are given different, often
contradictory treatments. Thus the research can be considered pioneering
work as far as Lithuanian is concerned. It not only contributes to the
theoretical discussion about the adequate way of dealing with secondary
predicates in Government and Binding framework, but can also be considered
instrumental in propagating modern methods of syntactic analysis in
tradition-ridden Lithuanian grammar.

The present work addresses an important problem whether the Lithuanian and
English constructions under investigation express a subject-predicate
relationship and form a constituent and can be described as having the
syntactic function of a clause. For this purpose, the syntactic and
semantic as well as clausal properties of the sequences [NP1 NP2] and [NP1
AP] in the two languages under consideration are discussed. The clausal
properties of the sub-strings [NP1 NP2] and [NP1 AP] are investigated on
the basis of the presence of agreement features, sentence negation, the
resemblance to full clauses, theta-role assignment, word order, and
applying sentence constituency tests.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Lithuanian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443817236
ISBN-13: 9781443817233
Pages: 250
Prices: U.K.£ 39.99