Abstract

In this article, we argue that a structural distinction between predicational and equative copular clauses is illusory. All semantic predicational relationships are constructed asymmetrically via a syntactic predicational head; differences reduce to whether this head bears an event variable or not. This allows us to maintain a restrictive view of the syntax-semantics interface in the face of apparently recalcitrant data from Scottish Gaelic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9150
Print ISSN
0024-3892
Pages
pp. 325-359
Launched on MUSE
2003-07-18
Open Access
No
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