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In Modularity in Language, Etsuyo Yuasa investigates exceptions and idiosyncrasies in numerous advanced clauses in jap and English in the framework of multi-modular methods to grammar. She proposes unique analyses of assorted complicated clauses in jap and English, which deviate from the norms of alternative complicated clauses within the related language or in different languages, and indicates how those situations of syntax-semantics mismatch justify the independence (or 'autonomy') of other degrees of grammatical constructions. Yuasa's major contribution is the incorporation of the inspiration of 'construction' from building Grammar into multi-modular ways to grammar. She claims that the idiosyncratic circumstances tested during this examine are cases of constructional and categorial mismatches the place a syntactic illustration of a prototypical development is paired with a semantic illustration of one other prototypical development. Modularity in Language is aimed toward these attracted to grammatical theories usually, the parallel structure of grammar (including Lexical-Functional Grammar, Autolexical Grammar, Representational Modularity), Constructional Grammar, syntax/semantics interface, and eastern linguistics.

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Chapter 2. Relative Clauses and Adnominal Clauses 29 b. Lexical entry for yom with the slash for the subject loc nonloc ;::m 1 head [ root] sem read{iJ) subcat { III ~oc n[obj,W01]}] val adjacent {} arg-st Woc [j] n[sbj,ga];], III } slash { rn } ] core c. 2, where the mother category has + as the mod value, and has a nonempty dep value. These features show that this category is an adjunct to a noun. Note that the single slash value of the adjacent complement yon is not inherited to the mother node that corresponds to yon-da.

Relative Clauses and Adnominal Clauses 29 b. Lexical entry for yom with the slash for the subject loc nonloc ;::m 1 head [ root] sem read{iJ) subcat { III ~oc n[obj,W01]}] val adjacent {} arg-st Woc [j] n[sbj,ga];], III } slash { rn } ] core c. 2, where the mother category has + as the mod value, and has a nonempty dep value. These features show that this category is an adjunct to a noun. Note that the single slash value of the adjacent complement yon is not inherited to the mother node that corresponds to yon-da.

B. Gakusei-ga san-nin kita. student-NOM 3-CL came Three students came. The following sentences show that such an MP is not part of the measured NP (including those with the following case marker): san-nin waratta/kita. 7) a. Gakusei-ga kinoo student-NOM yesterday 3-CL laughed/came Three students laughed/came yesterday. b. San-nin kinoo gakusei-ga warattalkita. 3-CL yesterday student-NOM laughed/came Three students laughed/came yesterday. In what follows, we will first discuss the intranominal MPs (both prenominal and postnominal ones) and then move on to the discussion of adverbial MPs.

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