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Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Kirsten Gengel

Abstract

This book provides a uniform account of various Ellipsis structures in generative grammar. Featuring previously unpublished (and hitherto unattested) empirical data from the Scandinavian languages as well as new data from English, the analysis put forward in this monograph incorporates information-structural features into the syntactic derivation of Ellipsis. The specific mechanism, which was first developed to account for the Pseudogapping construction, employs the syntactic Focus movement operation.This Focus feature, which takes the phonological prominence found on the remnants in Ellipsis ... More

Keywords: ellipsis, focus, pseudogapping, syntactic focus movement, e-feature, phases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirsten Gengel, author
University of Stuttgart