SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE OF POLYPREDICATIVE COMPLEX SENTENCE IN MODERN ENGLISH

  • Tetyana Pan’kova
Keywords: polypredicative complex sentence, X’-theory, sentential actant, sentential circonstant, adjunct, complement, node projection, recursion

Abstract

The article focuses on the syntactic structure or polypredicative complex sentences from the point of view of X’-theory, a module of the Principles and Parameters theory. Being immediate constituents of the polypredicative sentence three and more clauses are regarded as phrasal categories characterized by the endocentric and recursive character. The author claims that such constituents are finite clauses which have same-name categories on the next stages of expansion. Dependent clauses perform the roles of sentential actants, circonstants and adjuncts which are embedded one into another and are the projections of their nodes.

Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
Pan’kova, T. (2019). SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE OF POLYPREDICATIVE COMPLEX SENTENCE IN MODERN ENGLISH. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (5(73), 72-75. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2240