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Band 332:
Wesche, Birgit: Symmetric Coordination. An Alternative Theory of Phrase Structure. IX/217 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1995.
ISBN: 3-484-30332-8
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[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QA 2161
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-093468-7

Hitherto, the three symmetric coordination types Phrasal Coordination, Right Node Raising, and Gapping have been mostly treated in isolation. This book presents a successful attempt at developing a uniform approach – couched in a transformational framework, but also applicable to other grammatical approaches.

But the account not only provides a common frame for coordination. In effect, it does away with the strict distinction between simplex and coordinate structures. The proposed approach – based on a natural extension to the classical X-scheme – is equally valid for both simplex and coordinate structures, and, thus, it presents a significant contribution to grammars of phrasal structures in general.


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Acknowledgements S. IX
Introduction S. 1
I. Transformational Approaches to Coordination
1.   The Grammatical Framework S. 5
2.   Coordination Types S. 13
3.   Past and Present Analyses S. 23
4.   Neither Deletion Nor Reconstruction S. 49
II. Shared Constituent Coordination
5.   German Conjunctions S. 63
6.   The Domain of Coordination S. 75
III. An Alternative Theory of Phrase Structure
7.   The Generalized X̅-scheme S. 103
8.   Linearization S. 119
9.   Modes of Interpretation S. 145
10.   Linearization with Adjuncts S. 155
11.   Closed versus Open Type Categories S. 173
12.   Related Phenomena S. 191
13.   Summary S. 209
Bibliography S. 213


  • Johanessen, Janne Bondi (1998): Rezension von: Birgit Wesche, Symmetric Coordination. An Alternative Theory of Phrase Structure. In: Linguistische Berichte 173. Forschung, Information, Diskussion. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. S. 131-135.