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==Definition==
 
'''Small Clause''' is [[subject]]-[[predicate]] construction without a [[finite verb]].
 
'''Small Clause''' is [[subject]]-[[predicate]] construction without a [[finite verb]].
  
=== Example ===
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== Example ==
 
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The [[PP]] in (i) and the [[NP]] in (ii) are analyzed as small clauses with ''him'' the subject.
the [[PP]] in (i) and the [[NP]] in (ii) are analyzed as small clauses with ''him'' the subject.
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  (i)  I want [<sub>PP</sub> him out of my sight]
 
  (i)  I want [<sub>PP</sub> him out of my sight]
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In general a small clause is an XP with a subject, where X = N, A, V or P. It is a point of debate whether the subject is in the [[specifier]] position of XP, or adjoined to XP at D-structure.
 
In general a small clause is an XP with a subject, where X = N, A, V or P. It is a point of debate whether the subject is in the [[specifier]] position of XP, or adjoined to XP at D-structure.
  
=== Links ===
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== Links ==
 
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[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Small+Clause&lemmacode=234 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
 
[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Small+Clause&lemmacode=234 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
  
=== References ===
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== References ==
 
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* Hoekstra, T. &amp; R. Mulder 1990. ''Unergatives as Copular Verbs The Linguisitc Review 7,''
 
* Hoekstra, T. &amp; R. Mulder 1990. ''Unergatives as Copular Verbs The Linguisitc Review 7,''
 
* Stowell, T. 1983. ''Subjects across Categories,'' The Linguistic Review 2, .
 
* Stowell, T. 1983. ''Subjects across Categories,'' The Linguistic Review 2, .

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Definition

Small Clause is subject-predicate construction without a finite verb.

Example

The PP in (i) and the NP in (ii) are analyzed as small clauses with him the subject.

(i)  I want [PP him out of my sight]
(ii) They consider [NP him a fine teacher]

In general a small clause is an XP with a subject, where X = N, A, V or P. It is a point of debate whether the subject is in the specifier position of XP, or adjoined to XP at D-structure.

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Hoekstra, T. & R. Mulder 1990. Unergatives as Copular Verbs The Linguisitc Review 7,
  • Stowell, T. 1983. Subjects across Categories, The Linguistic Review 2, .