Pseudogapping and Ellipsis by Kirsten GengelPseudogapping and Ellipsis by Kirsten Gengel

Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

byKirsten Gengel

Paperback | September 29, 2013

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This book is all about ellipsis in natural language - the phenomena in which words and phrases go missing in the linguistic signal, but are nonetheless interpreted by the receiver, eg in the following sentence, the second instance of read is understood whether or not it is spoken Claire read abook and Heather [read] a magazine. Contemporary theoretical linguistics has described several forms of ellipsis in English, and different syntactic mechanisms have been proposed which account for their structures. Kirsten Gengel investigates pseudogapping, which, she proposes, is one variety of ellipsis. At the heart of her discussion lies the interaction between focus and deletion. Her analysis - which draws on new research in Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch, as well as data from Portuguese, French,and English - provides a novel approach to not only this particular form of ellipsis but to the derivation of ellipsis in general, and has the potential of unifying several elliptical phenomena in generative grammar.
Kirsten Gengel studied English and French linguistics and literature at the University of Tubingen before joining the Linguistics Graduate School at the University of Stuttgart. She received her PhD in 2008 and continued as a researcher at the University, where her work focused on adjectives in the Romance Languages, Classifiers, and D...
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Title:Pseudogapping and EllipsisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:September 29, 2013Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665311

ISBN - 13:9780199665310

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. Introduction2. An Overview of the Book3. Previous Accounts of PseudogappingPart II: Movement4. A-movement in Pseudogapping5. A-bar-movement in PseudogappingPart III: Deletion6. The Semantics of Focus and Ellipsis7. The Deletion Process8. Movement and Deletion: a uniform account of ellipsis9. Conclusion