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Title: A Morpheme-Based Model of Nonsentential Utterance Production
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Author: Shinji Ido
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Institution: Nagoya University
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax
Abstract: The present study is an attempt to account for non-sentential utterance (NSU) production without assuming the existence of a 'syntactically full sentence' for every NSU. The model for NSU production that derives from this study has the following four advantages over the popular 'constituent-omission' model: It 1) accounts for the production of NSUs that native speakers variably 'reconstruct', 2) explains why in certain contexts pro-drop cannot occur in languages that have morphologically marked subject-verb agreement, 3) models the production of NSUs without devising separate production processes for 'ellipses' and 'fragments', and 4) predicts what constituents have to be present in a given NSU. It also keeps the involvement of syntax in NSU production to a minimum.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Behrens and Fabricius-Hansen (eds.). Structuring Information in Discourse: The explicit/implicit dimension.

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