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Fragments: Studies in Ellipsis and Gapping (Hardback)
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Fragments: Studies in Ellipsis and Gapping (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 08/04/1999
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This volume contains essays on ellipsis - the omission of understood words or grammatical items from a sentence - and the closely related syntactic phenomena of conjunction and gapping. Ellipsis poses interesting challenges for linguists because speakers are expressing something that is not present in their words. This volume not only addresses the three perspectives resulting from recent research: Chomsky's syntactic Government and Binding approach, the semantic theories, and the processing accounts, but it also examines the cross-linguistic aspects of ellipsis by comparing the possibilities for a given type of elided structure in Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, and in English. This volume will be of interest to both semanticists and syntacticians.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195123029
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 633 g
Dimensions: 244 x 161 x 16 mm


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This book makes a valuable addition to the literature on this fascinating subject. ... the collection constitutes a major contribution to the analysis of VP-ellipsis, and is indispensable for anyone interested in this important topic in theoretical linguistics. * Yan Huang, University of Reading, Linguistics Vol 36 *
This is an excellent collection. It represents diverse theoretical perspectives and very much reflects the current state of the art in the study of ellipsis. * Ivan Sag, CSLI, Stanford University *
This collection approaches all the most thorny questions in a coherent and interesting way ... the contributors are well-respected. * Donna Jo Napoli, Linguistics, Swarthmore College *

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