Double and backward control in Indonesian: an LFG analysis

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    This paper discusses syntactic, semantic and pragmatic properties of an Indonesian control construction allowing forward/backward double control alternations. While having a tight VP structure, the backward control structure is not monoclausal. An argument-structure based LFG analysis is proposed, accounting for the complex properties of double control structures, including ambiguity between ordinary forward and unusual backward readings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventLexical Functional Grammar (LFG) Conference 2014 - University of Michigan
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


    ConferenceLexical Functional Grammar (LFG) Conference 2014
    Period1/01/14 → …


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