Accession Number : AD0691427

Title :   PREDICATE NOMINALS: LEXICALLY SIMPLE AND LEXICALLY COMPLEX,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Celce,Marianne ; Schwarcz,Robert M.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The paper is the third in a series of working papers whose purpose is to report the findings of the linguistic research now being done as a part of a Computer-Aided Instruction Project. Previous papers in the series by the same authors are 'A Note on Two Basic Semantic Distinctions' (AD-686 743), and 'Counting, Collecting, Measuring, and Quantifying in English' (AD-691 096). The paper investigates syntactic and semantic differences between predicate nominals and noun phrases in English. In order to pinpoint the differences, surface structure phenomena, anaphoric and substitute expressions, and message structure relations are explored. In the second part of the paper the difference between lexically simple and lexically complex predicate nominals is discussed and a lexico-syntactic solution is proposed that allows lexically complex and simple predicate nouns to be treated adequately at the level of surface syntax, as well as semantically at the level of message structure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ENGLISH LANGUAGE, GRAMMARS), (*GRAMMARS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, TEACHING MACHINES, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE