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The Syntax of Coordinate Structure Complexes
Nicholas Winter
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Coordinate Structure Complexes (CSCs) are assumed to share a common syntactic structure. Citing examples which demonstrate CSCs are not interpretively equivalent, this paper proposes distinct syntactic structures for each CSC. I adopt the Peak Novelty Condition to derive these structures and demonstrate how these structures make interesting predictions about various syntactic processes. Crucially, the proposal relies on standard syntactic processes, requiring no structure or operation specific to coordinate structures. In addition, the proposal does not rely on covert syntactic material to distinguish CSCs.

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Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Wm. G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko
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