The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
Parallelism and Prosody in the Processing of Ellipsis Sentences
Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
This thesis investigates the processes of ellipsis sentences, focusing on the questions: (i) Are ellipsis sentences processed using special routines employed only for ellipsis or are they processed using the same principles needed for unelided sentences? (ii) Does parallelism influence sentence processing? If so, what kinds of similarities matter?