Cross-Categorial Donkeys

  • Simon Charlow
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)


Data from surprising sloppy readings of verb phrase ellipsis constructions argue that ellipsis sites can partially or totally consist of dynamically bound pro-forms. I give an account, integrating Muskens’ CDRT with a focus-based theory of ellipsis and deaccenting.


Natural Language Semantic Discourse Referent Negative Polarity Item Ellipsis Site Verb Phrase Ellipsis 
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  • Simon Charlow
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsNew York UniversityUSA

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