In this technical monograph, Paul Postal deals with several issues that inexplicably have been treated only marginally in the development of current linguistic theorizing. He focuses on three problems in syntactic theory that are connected to "extraction"—the occurrence of an element in a distinguished position distinct from its unmarked locus in simple clauses. He examines a largely ignored body of systematic contrasts among known extraction types, the status of the Coordinate Structure Constraint, and the phenomenon of Right Node Raising.
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About the Author
Paul M. Postal is Research Professor in the Department of Linguistics at New York University. He is the author of Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure (MIT Press, 2011) and other books.