chapter  4
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On the Nature of Syntactic Representation

ThetransformationalhypothesisofComplementizerInsertion,asIshowedinChapter1,failstoexplainoreven describecorrectlymanycharacteristicsofcomplementizers; thevariouscomplementtypesarenotformedbytransformationbutaregeneratedbythebasecomponent.Thecomplementizers'semanticfunctions,isolatedinChapter2,make itevenmoreobviousthattheseconjunctiveparticlescannotbedispelledfromthebase.InChapter3Ishowedthat twounderlyingsourcesforinfinitivalpredicatecomplements mustbedistinguished-- the"bareS"andthefor-s.