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Restrictive/non-restrictive relative clauses modifying indefinite noun phrases

I'm struggling to understand the restrictive/non-restrictive distinction for relative clauses modifying indefinite noun phrases. The distinction seems very clear for definite noun phrases. It's a ...
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Theta-role Assignment in Infinitival Clauses

I'm finding it difficult to figure this out in sentences like the following: a) I have a job to do. b) I need you to go. Surely, "have" and "need" assign theta-roles to "a job" and "you" ...
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Sentential Relative Clauses versus Non-restrictive Relative Clauses

I am new here. I dont know how to use it. I am teaching Syntax and I have some problems to differentiate Nominal Relative Clauses and Wh-Interrogative Clause. I am wondering if some of you could help ...
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Co-occurence of different participles in Turkish relative clause structures

Turkish has two different suffixes for relative clauses. The difference is due to the subjectivity in relative clause. In other words; if it defines a subjective, it is constructed with the suffix ...
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Adverbial free relative clauses, in early Indo-European languages and generally

By "adverbial free relative clause" (maybe there's a better term for this) I mean a relative clause which (a) is headed by an indefinite fused relative pronoun, e.g. English whoever, whatever, and (b) ...
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Having trouble drawing a tree diagram

I'm having trouble drawing a tree diagram for the following sentence: Chrissy believed that the earrings she bought for Sue were real silver. In the task we have to divide the sentence into its ...
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Could any one give an example of bare “kind”-denoting relative clause?

There are two kinds of NPs existential and definite. Sometimes NP that we would expect to be existential behave as they are actually definite. One example of such NPs are those that are kind-denoting. ...
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Which languages have Subject-object agreement in relative clauses?

I am working on relative clauses in Kyrgyz. Kyrgyz and some other Turkic languages show agreement of subject with object in relative clauses, instead of the verb. It is an SVO language. Menin okugan ...
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What's this structure called? (prepositional relative clauses)

I'm looking for more information on a particular construction. It seems to be sort of a relative clause made by a PP, but not entirely. I am mostly looking for a name by which I could find it in the ...