Pseudocoordination in Danish




In this paper we propose an analysis of Danish pseudocoordination constructions. The analysis is based on a hybrid phrase hierarchy where phrase types are assumed to be subtypes of types that cut across the traditional division of phrasal types, allowing the phrase type of pseudocoordinations to be a subtype of both coordinate phrases and headed phrases, and consequently inherit properties from both types. The analysis is linearization-based. We further develop a set of constraints on the phrasal types in the hierarchy.

The hybrid phrase hierarchy and the set of constraints on the various types in the hierarchy explain why, on the one hand, pseudocoordinations contain conjunctions and the conjuncts must have the same form and tense, and on the other, have a fixed order, allow extraction out of the second conjunct, do not allow overt subjects in the second conjunct and allow transitive verbs to appear in there-constructions.




How to Cite

Bjerre, Anne & Bjerre, Tavs. 2007. Pseudocoordination in Danish. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 6–24. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2007.1) ( (Accessed December 8, 2022.)