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Exceptive constructions : A Dependency-based Analysis

Mohamed Galal
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Sylvain Kahane
Yomna Safwat
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The goal of this paper is to provide a description of the syntax of exceptive constructions within a dependency framework. These constructions are introduced in English by the markers except, but, except for, apart from, other than, etc. Examining their syntactic properties across a variety of languages shows that they imply two main types of constructions: The paradigmatic-EC and the hypotactic-EC. The first type shares many properties with coordination, and it can be integrated into the paradigmatic lists/piles phenomena in which two segments of the utterance pile up on the same syntactic position and whose most famous case is coordination.


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Mohamed Galal, Sylvain Kahane, Yomna Safwat. Exceptive constructions : A Dependency-based Analysis. 5th international conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling), Aug 2019, Paris, France. pp.168-174, ⟨10.18653/v1/W19-7720⟩. ⟨hal-02291691⟩
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