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Mon Feb 08 2010

Books: Syntax: Aelbrecht

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Syntactic Licensing of Ellipsis: Aelbrecht

Message 1: The Syntactic Licensing of Ellipsis: Aelbrecht
Date: 02-Feb-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Syntactic Licensing of Ellipsis: Aelbrecht
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Title: The Syntactic Licensing of Ellipsis
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 149
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20149

Author: Lobke Aelbrecht
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288653 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288653 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255327 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255327 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This monograph presents a theory of ellipsis licensing in terms of Agree
and applies it to several elliptical phenomena in both English and Dutch.
The author makes two main claims: The head selecting the ellipsis site is
checked against the head licensing ellipsis in order for ellipsis to occur,
and ellipsis - i.e., sending part of the structure to PF for
non-pronunciation - occurs as soon as this checking relation is
established. At that point, the ellipsis site becomes inaccessible for
further syntactic operations. Consequently, this theory explains the
limited extraction data displayed by 'Dutch modals complement ellipsis' as
well as British English do: These ellipses allow subject extraction
out of the ellipsis site, but not object extraction. The analysis also
extends to phenomena that do not display such a restricted extraction, such
as sluicing, VP ellipsis, and pseudogapping. Hence, this work is a step
towards a unified analysis of ellipsis.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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