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The Syntax of EllipsisEvidence from Dutch Dialects$
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Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375640

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001

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Conclusion and Theoretical Implications

Conclusion and Theoretical Implications

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(p.112) 9 Conclusion and Theoretical Implications
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The Syntax of Ellipsis
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Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0009

This chapter summarizes the main findings of the first case study and lists its theoretical implications. First of all, swiping and spading provide a strong argument against the pro-theory of ellipsis. Secondly, the fact that spading derives from a cleft even though its antecedent need not contain a cleft provides an argument against syntactic isomorphism. Thirdly, the analyses provide further support for the claims that ellipsis can repair PF-illegitimate derivations or representations, and that sluicing need not always delete IP or be derived from a full wh-question. Finally, chapter four has provided evidence for a new view on the split CP-domain and its interaction with the syntax of wh-movement.

Keywords:   theoretical implications, pro-theory, syntactic isomorphosm, repair

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