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Name: Jason  Merchant
Institution: University of Chicago
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Homepage: http://home.uchicago.edu/~merchant
State and/or Country: IL
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Syntax of Silence
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Syntax of Silence
Dissertation Abstract: The Syntax of Silence: Sluicing, islands, and identity in ellipsis
Dissertation Director * of: Indonesian Sluicing and Verb Phrase Ellipsis: description and explanation in a minimalist framework
(Catherine Fortin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Verb-Stranding VP Ellipsis: A cross-linguistic study
(Lotus Goldberg, Author)



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