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THEORY: Adpositional Heads

From:Rob Haden <magwich78@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 10, 2003, 16:45
In the grammars of most languages, when discussiong adpositional (post-
/prepositional) phrases, the adpositions are treated as the heads.  What's
the reasoning for this?  It seems counter-intuitive to me.  My opinion is
that, at least in many languages (like English), the "objects" of the
adpositional phrases are the heads, and the adpositions themselves are
modifiers.  What do y'all think?

- Rob


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