End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Aug 1995 to 17 Aug 1995 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 389 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. help on linguistic terminology 2. NEH funding update (another long one) 3. Mary Ann (or Marianne) quote (fwd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 01:18:35 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: help on linguistic terminology Following on the heels of DMLance's comments, I would suggest including the term "noun clause" in place of complement to account for at least one of your examples. In this regard a useful distinction is to be made between role or function in the "sentence" and structure of the constituent performing that function. Several of your examples have varying structures filling the object role or function in the sentence. GB theory has highlighted the problems with these constructions, but of course it has not given us explanatory tools to talk about them in a pedagogical context. I suggest looking at Pence & Emery's A Grammar of Present-Day English (circa 40s) for some really helpful ideas. Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msuacad.morehead-st.edu Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)