Thursday, April 16, 2009

Update 16/04/09 Ellipsis, Gapping, etc

Before the Easter break, I was working on another pet topic: ellipsis and anaphora. With Trang's help, I've managed to make some progress in understanding these phenomena, or at least in realizing some of the differences. The interim conclusions are now! that Vietnamese doesn't allow VPE, Gapping, or ACD (though there are some interesting exceptions to this), and that the structures corresponding to Sluicing in Vietnamese tend to support an alternative analysis of the English cases also (perhaps along the lines of Culicover & Jackendoff 2005). The discussion is spread across two pages (I'm trying to restrict each section to ca 150 lines of html code):

As always, comments are most welcome.

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