Nominative in Appositon
c stirling bartholomew
cc.constantine at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jul 4 15:54:21 EDT 2001
on 7/4/01 12:19 PM, c stirling bartholomew wrote:
> Sounds good. Subordinating the "predicate nominative" to a high order
> category of "predication" makes sense but it must be incorporated into the
> whole syntax model and that is the rub. I need to have a simple, clear,
> understandable syntax model that will work for explaining the syntax and
> semantics of the case system. And your suggestion doesn't fit into any of
> the "off the shelf" analytical models that are at hand. The "off the shelf"
> models make the "predicate nominative" and "nominative of apposition"
> elements of the same set.
I take this back. I *do* see how your suggestion could fit into this model.
Predication takes a number of forms, of which "predicate nominative" and
"nominative of apposition" are two examples. No problem at all fitting this
into the traditional model.
The following quibble isn't really a problem with your suggestion.
>They cannot be elements of the same set if the
> predicate nominative is in apposition (a statement from a scholar who
> responded off list) and if all appositional constituents predicate.
Thanks again for the help, Randy. Much appreciated.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
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