By Thomas Grano

This booklet investigates the phenomenon of keep watch over 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 glossy Greek to enquire the connection that keep an eye on bears either to restructuring - the phenomenon wherein a few it seems that biclausal buildings 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 no longer others, it serves as facts for a simple department in the category of supplement keep an eye on buildings. This department is hooked up to how the semantics of the keep an eye on predicate interacts with common 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 which means in typical language.

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