Syntax of the focus particle tol'ko i

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The paper proposes a detailed classification of syntactic structures where the focus particle tol’ko i licenses the use of semantically empty words, placeholders and other deviations from more regular syntactic patterns. The syntactic diversity of these structures is given as one of the arguments against treating them as syntactic idioms. The only property common to all of them is that they consist of two parts, and in the beginning of the second part there is a syntactic position that can be filled with either a semantically empty čto, or a complementizer or a wh-pronoun. Comparison of the particles tol’ko and tol’ko i shows that there are considerable differences in their syntactic behavior, some of which are probably related to the differences in their meanings.
Translated title of the contributionSyntax of the focus particle tol'ko i
Original languageRussian
JournalVoprosy âzykoznaniâ
Issue number2/2019
Pages (from-to)7-30
Number of pages24
ISSN0373-658X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Синтаксис фокусной частицы только и. / Nikunlassi, Ahti Olavi.

In: Voprosy âzykoznaniâ, No. 2/2019, 2019, p. 7-30.

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