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Query:   Sum: Eng.Complementizer
Author:  Neil Salmond
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics
Syntax

Summary:   THANKS FOR MY MANY HELPERS. HERE'S SOME OF WHAT THEY SAID:

ARNE MARTINUS LINDSTAD
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THERE IS A NEW BOOK OUT BY PETER W. CULICOVER ''SYNTACTIC NUTS'' (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1999), WHERE HE AMONG OTHER THINGS DISCUSSES THE SYNTACTIC CATEGORY OF CERTAIN COMPLEMENTISERS AND/OR PREPOSITIONS.
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ANTHEA FRASER GUPTA
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IN MANY LANGUAGES THEY [COMPLEMENTIZERS] ARE DRAWN FROM OTHER, MORE BASIC WORD CLASSES.
(SNIP)
IN THE INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES IN GENERAL THE INTERROGATIVE WORDS TEND TO BE USED AS COMPLEMENTIZERS.
(SNIP)
IN OLD-ENGLISH (AS IN OTHER IE LANGUAGES) THERE WAS A LINK BETWEEN PRONOUNS AND DEMONSTRATIVES. IN OE MANY CONJUNCTIONNS WERE MADE UP OF COMBINATIONS OF PREPOSITIONS AND DEMONSTRATIVES. A GOOD BOOK TO READ ON THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH IN GENERAL IS THE ONE
BY PYLES & ALGEO, WHICH ALSO HAS AN ACCOMPANYING WORKBOOK THAT EXPLORES SOME OF THESE ISSUES.
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WILLIAM MORRIS
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING PAPER:

DAN JACKSON (1998) THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF THE THAT-TRACE EFFECT. (0.9MEGS) TO APPEAR IN LINGUISTIC NOTES FROM LA JOLLA, UCSD.

HTTP://LING.UCSD.EDU/~JACKSON/
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ELLY VANGELDERN?
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COMPLEMENTIZERS TYPICALLY DERIVE (GRAMMATICALIZE) FROM DETERMINERS AND PREPOSITIONS.
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THANKS AGAIN AND HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
- NEIL

LL Issue: 10.1838
Date Posted: 01-Dec-1999
Original Query: Read original query