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Dependency Structure of Binary Conjunctions (of the IF…, THEN… Type)

Igor Melčuk
University of Montreal, Department of Linguistics and Translation, Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte, Canada

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Published in: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 139:16, s. 127-134

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Published: 2017-09-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-467-9

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

In the Meaning-Text framework, the dependency syntactic structure is proposed for binary conjunctions of the IF–THEN type: e.g., IF→Y, THEN←X A universal typology of conjunctions is sketched, and three examples are given for English binary conjunctions. Binary conjunctions are “discontinuous” phrasemes—phrasemes that have to be considered together with their actants.

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