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By Federico Gobbo

This ebook offers a brand new paradigm of normal language grammar research, according to adposition because the key proposal, thought of a normal connection among morphemes or staff of morphemes. The adpositional paradigm considers the morpheme because the easy unit to symbolize morphosyntax, taken as a complete, by way of structures, whereas semantics and pragmatics are handled hence. All linguistic observations in the publication may be defined during the equipment and instruments of positive arithmetic, in order that the modelling turns into officially possible. an entire description in category-theoretic phrases of the formal version is equipped within the Appendix. loads of examples taken from typical languages belonging to varied typological components are provided in the course of the quantity, so that it will clarify and validate the modeling with specific cognizance given to ergativity. eventually, a primary real-world software of the paradigm is given, i.e., conversational research of the transcript of healing settings by way of optimistic speech acts. the most objective of this publication is to develop the scope of Linguistics via together with confident arithmetic with a view to take care of recognized issues corresponding to grammaticalization, kids s speech, language comparability, dependency and valency from a distinct viewpoint. It basically issues complex scholars and researchers within the box of Theoretical and Mathematical Linguistics however the viewers may also comprise students attracted to purposes of Topos idea in Linguistics.

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2 In equatives, however, the subject and predicate complement are both referential and therefore cannot combine directly. Here the copula must provide the semantic glue (see Geist 2003 for a specific proposal). 3) C LAUSE TYPE Truncated cleft Dem. equative E XAMPLES That is Susan. That woman is Susan. 4). 2) is slightly incongruous. 4). 4) COPULAR CLAUSES C LAUSE TYPE Predicational Specificational (including truncated clefts) Identity (including demonstrative equatives) S UBJECT e e,t e C OMPLEMENT e,t e e This is essentially my proposal.

5) IP ✦❛❛ ❛ ✦✦ DP1 I ✦❛❛ ❛ ✦✦ ✚✚❩❩ the teacher I is FP ✚❩ ✚ ❩ t1 John The small clause is symmetric in the sense that the two elements are of the same syntactic category and of the same semantic type (in this example type e ). The equative semantics is located not in the copula, but in the null functional head of the small clause. 1)). The initial DP is in subject position, and the final DP is inside the VP. This means that none of the syntactic facts reviewed above (placement of 2 H&K are not explicit about the internal structure of FP, nor about the details of the larger syntactic structure of specificational clauses.

75) player player is not Minna Predicate topicalization structure: [CP [DP den højeste spiller]i erj [IP Minnak tj [VP ikke [VP tj tk ti ]]]] the tallest player is Minna not Pronominal form The second argument for distinguishing specificational clauses from predicate topicalization structures came from the form of personal pronouns: if we replace the name Minna with a pronoun, it has to appear in the nominative form hun (“she”) in a predicate topicalization structure, but in the accusative form hende (“her”) in a specificational structure.

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