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Full Title: Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis

Short Title: ECBAE
Location: LSA Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Start Date: 29-Jul-2017 - 29-Jul-2017
Contact: Jeffrey Runner
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Meeting Description: Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis.

July 29 2017

2017 LSA Institute
The University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Invited Speakers :

Lyn Frazier (UMass, Amherst) and Andrew Kehler (UC, San Diego)

Ellipsis is a central phenomenon at the interface between syntax, semantics, phonology and discourse. It has been, and continues to be, the focus of numerous publications (see e.g., Craenenbroek and Termmerman 2017). Despite a huge amount of theoretical work (from, e.g., Hankamer and Sag 1976 to current work by Johnson, Kehler, Merchant, van Craenenbroek) and a long tradition in psycho- and neurolinguistic experimentation (from Murphy 1985 and Tanenhaus and Carlson 1990 to current work by Frazier, Runner, Kertz, Kaan, etc.), major questions remain open, most centrally the question of whether it is necessary to hypothesize the existence of unpronounced syntactic structure at the ellipsis site.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 28.701

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