a1 Linguistics Department, UCLA, Los Angeles
1. Adverbial subordinate clauses introduced by instead of and rather than exhibit certain unique syntactic and semantic properties. I will propose an account of the interaction between the structure and the meaning of sentences containing these two clause types, and suggest some explanations for the rather clear-cut variation which exists among speakers with respect to these sentences.
(Received August 16 1971)
* An earlier version of this paper, which was entitled ‘On the notion “Subjoined Clause”’, was presented to the first annual meeting of the New England Linguistic Society in November 1970. I wish to thank the following people for comments made on various earlier versions of this paper: George Bedell, Marianne Celce-Murcia, Bill Darden, Muserref Dede, Dale Elliott, Beatrice Jones, Barbara Partee, William Rutherford, Paul Schachter, Arthur Schwartz, and McMillan Thompson.