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The Coordinate Structure Constraint: evidence from Irish

Previously. Ross’s 1967 MIT thesis Constraints on Variables in Syntax introduced, among other things, the Coordinate Structure Constraint, which is a generalization of the intuitive notion that coordinators (in English, “and”, “but”, “or” and so on) coordinate nouns with nouns … Continue reading

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horsey compounds

For example the adjectival suffix -each was interpreted as the noun each (an old word for ‘horse’), resulting a large number of unusual horsey compounds. (from Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha’s PhD thesis, http://doras.dcu.ie/2349/) Each is the normal Scottish Gaelic word for horse; … Continue reading

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Dependency structures in Irish Gaelic

Quick note to say that Teresa Lynn at DCU has been working on a project based on dependency treebanks for Irish. This is relevant to this blog because Irish Gaelic is very closely related to Scottish Gaelic and much of … Continue reading

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