Understanding S-Selection

Niina Ning Zhang 1
  • 1 Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Min-Hsiung, Chia-Yi 62102, Taiwan


I report a few study notes of semantic selection in this paper. First, if derivational affixes s-select roots, which have no categorial features, s-selection may be implemented independently of c-selection. Second, in certain constructions, it seems that s-selected features do not take part in the syntactic operations that establish syntactic dependencies, and thus the inspection of s-selection seems to be local to the merge domain. I also examine s-selection between phrases, showing that it follows the same projection principle as seen in the c-selection between phrases.


詞語間的語意選擇有可能獨立於詞類選擇。如果詞根沒有詞類,那麼派生詞綴對詞 根的語意選擇就獨立於詞類選擇。其次,在某些句式中,兩個成分之間的句法依賴 關係也有可能獨立於語意特徵的選擇。因此,對語意選擇的檢驗可以是局部的。本 文亦討論兩個短語之間的語意選擇關係,發現短語之間的語意選擇關係跟短語之間 的詞類選擇關係遵守同樣的投射原則。

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