A Grammar of the Cree Language, as Spoken by the Cree by John Horden

By John Horden

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But not • You are tough for me to believe that Harry hates. (Postal 1968a, p. ) • Harriet is tough for me to stop Bill's looking at. (Postal, 1968a. p. ) Postal (l968a, p. 102) states that Object Shift (his 'Tough Movement') transports an NP into subject position only from an 'immediately lower clause'. This statement leads him to both awkward complications of the rule and ad hoc theoretical elaborations. While Postal's version states that Object Shift may not occur across MORE THAN ONE S-bracket, the version of the rule given here states, in effect, that Object Shift may not occur across ANY S-brackets.

1 The parable shows what (suffering men) can create. ) The same is true of semipronouns like people, things: 1 I like people. There are many people I like. SENTENCE STRESS AND SYNTACTIC TRANSFORMA TIONS 27 Similarly, the derived stress contours of sentences containing anaphoric and nonanaphoric noun phrases differ: 2 3 John knows a woman. 2 1 3 John avoids the woman. Different stress contours are produced by the NSR as a function of the difference in stress between anaphoric and nonanaphoric lexical items.

As shown, Postposing would have to separate the prepositional phrases 38 JOAN W. BRESNAN from their conjoined subjects; but this operation is in general impossible: The rumors about Adele and the gossip concerning Jean were similar. -+ * The rumors and the gossip were similar about Adele and concerning Jean. Therefore, taking the second and third facts together, we have this ordering on any cycle: Right Conjunct Reduction Postposing Question Formation (QF). But note that there are two relevant situations that may arise in deep structure: there may be a single interrogative S containing conjoined nodes embedded within it, or there may be two interrogative S's contained within a conjoined structure.

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