Clause chaining is asymmetric vP coordination
Rafael Nonato
September 2013

A wealth of work in functional-typological linguistics posits a sui generis construction called “clause chaining”, attributing various specific properties to it (see for instance Dooley (2010a,b) and the works cited therein). In this paper I argue that the special notion of clause chaining is epiphenomenal. Once a few independent language-specific properties are factored out, the construction is indistinguishable from asymmetric vP coordination.
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keywords: clause chaining, coordination, asymmetric coordination, infl, syntax
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