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Topics in Ellipsis

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ISBN-10: 0521815088

ISBN-13: 9780521815086

Edition: 2007

Authors: Kyle Johnson

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This volume brings together a team of leading syntacticians to propose new and original solutions to some key questions in the study of ellipsis: what characterizes ellipsis? Under what conditions is it possible? What kinds of meanings are allowed to go unspoken?
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Kyle Johnson is Professor in the Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Introduction
VP Ellipsis and constraints on interpretation
Direct compositionality and variable-free semantics: the case of antecedent contained deletion
The view of QR from ellipsis
Argument contained ellipsis
Variable island repair under ellipsis
On binding scope and ellipsis scope
The silent content of bound variable pronouns
A step-by-step guide to ellipsis resolution
Shared constituents and linearization