UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 8 (1996)




Of the grammatical relations (dependencies) that relate words syntagmatically, some - in 'movement' constructions - but not all determine the order of the relata. These are s- dependencies, dependencies determining sequence; they also have additional functions, such as regulating what can extract and where it can extract to, and defining subordinacy. From some but - in the case of coordination and pied piping - not all s-dependencies is built the surface constituency structure that effects continuity of phrases.

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