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The Derivational Timing of Ellipsis

Edited by Güliz Güneş and Anikó Lipták

March 2022

ISBN: 9780198849506

352 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

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This volume explores the nature of ellipsis, the core phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences. The chapters adopt the popular 'silent structure' accounts of ellipsis, and investigate the question of when linguistic material becomes silenced during the derivation and realization of syntactic structure.

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This volume explores the nature of ellipsis, the core phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences. The chapters adopt the popular 'silent structure' accounts of ellipsis, and investigate the question of when linguistic material becomes silenced during the derivation and realization of syntactic structure.

  • Offers an in-depth exploration of the nature of ellipsis, the phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences
  • Draws on data from a range of languages, including Armenian, English, Taiwanese, and Turkish
  • Features a detailed introduction outlining current generative syntactic approaches to ellipsis

About the Author(s)

Edited by Güliz Güneş, University Lecturer, Department of English Linguistics, University of Tübingen, and Anikó Lipták, Associate Professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Güliz Güneş is a University Lecturer in the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Her main area of research is prosody and its interfaces with syntax, morphology, and discourse structure. She has focused primarily on the prosody of Turkish, and has also investigated the relationship between prosody and ellipsis in English, Dutch, Icelandic, and Hungarian.

Anikó Lipták is an Associate Professor at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), where she is a member of the Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics research group. Her main field of research is comparative syntax and the syntax of Hungarian, and she has published extensively on elliptical phenomena. She is currently researching issues concerning the syntactic structure of elliptical utterances and the interaction between ellipsis and morphology.

Table of Contents

    General preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    The contributors
    1:The derivational timing of ellipsis: An overview of analytical approaches, Güliz Güne¸and Anikó Liptáks
    2:Extra-deletion processes: Implications for the timing of ellipsis, David Erschler
    3:English VP ellipsis in Unusual Subject configurations: Reviving the Spec-Head Agreement approach, James Griffiths and Marcel den Dikken
    4:Derivational ellipsis and Vehicle Change, Andrew Murphy and Gereon Müller
    5:Grammatical silences from syntax to morphology: A model for the timing of ellipsis, Andrés Saab
    6:The morphophonology of ellipsis: Evidence for Segregated Transfer, Craig Sailor
    7:Fragments and left-edge ellipsis: The division of labour between syntax, semantics, and prosody, Andrew Weir
    References
    Index