Author Topic: Embedding  (Read 250 times)

Offline cavertronix

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Embedding
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:13:29 PM »
How should I describe the different levels of embedding from smaller elements to big ones or all the way round?

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Re: Embedding
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 07:29:17 PM »
Step 1: Identify the constituent structure for the whole sentence. (What is embedded in what?)
Step 2: Identify complement vs. adjunct (and possibly other relationships like 'specifier' if your theory requires that).
Step 3: Label all the phrases.

Understanding how phrases are embedded will automatically follow from those other steps.
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