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By Thomas Grano

This e-book investigates the phenomenon of keep an eye on buildings, configurations within which the topic of the embedded clause is lacking and is construed as coreferential with the topic of the embedding clause (e.g. John desired to leave). It attracts on info from English, Mandarin chinese language, and sleek Greek to enquire the connection that regulate bears either to restructuring - the phenomenon wherein a few it sounds as if biclausal constructions behave as if they
constitute only one clause - and to the meanings of the embedding predicates that perform those structures.

Thomas Grano argues that restructuring is cross-linguistically pervasive and that, through advantage of its co-occurrence with a few keep watch over predicates yet now not others, it serves as facts for a uncomplicated department in the category of supplement keep watch over buildings. This department is attached to how the semantics of the regulate predicate interacts with normal rules of clausal structure and of the syntax-semantics interface. His findings have basic implications either for clausal constitution and for
the courting among shape and that means in typical language.

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