The Resource Ellipsis : Functional Heads, Licensing, and Identification

Ellipsis : Functional Heads, Licensing, and Identification

Ellipsis : Functional Heads, Licensing, and Identification
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Functional Heads, Licensing, and Identification
This book elaborates a theory of ellipsis that sheds new light on a well-known phenomenon, bringing it under the aegis of general and universal principles. Lobeck argues that ellipted categories in IP (VP Ellipsis), DP (N' Ellipsis), and CP (Sluicing) are empty, non-referential pronominals, subject to the same licensing and identification conditions as referential pro. She proposes that both types of empty pronominals must be licensed under head-government to satisfy the Empty Category Principle, and identified through strong agreement. In the case of ellipsis, agreement-typefeatures make the
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P291.3 -- L53 1995eb
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Ellipsis : Functional Heads, Licensing, and Identification
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  • Introduction; 1. Ellipsis in Government-Binding Theory; 1.0 Introduction; 1.1 Two Theories of Licensing and Identification; 1.1.1 Chomsky (1986b): Barriers Theory; 1.1.2 pro in Barriers Theory; 1.1.3 Rizzi (1990): Relativized Minimality; 1.1.4 pro in Relativized Minimality Theory; 1.2 The Definition of 'Ellipsis'; 1.2.1 Ellipsis versus Gapping; 1.2.2 Ellipsis versus Stripping; 1.3 Ellipses as Empty non-NP Pronomials; 1.4 The Derivation and Identification of Ellipted Categories; 1.4.1 Deletion versus Interpretation; 1.4.2 Reconstruction and Identification; 1.5 Conclusion; Notes
  • 2. Strong Agreement, Licensing, and Identification2.0 Introduction; 2.1 Ellipsis and X-bar Theory; 2.1.1 Ellipsis in NP; 2.1.2 Sluicing; 2.1.3 VP Ellipsis; 2.2 An Alternative Theory of Phrase Structure; 2.3 Functional Categories and Strong Agreement; 2.3.1 Strong Agreement in DET; 2.3.2 Strong Agreement in INFL; 2.3.3 Strong Agreement in COMP; 2.4 Ellipsis in DEGP; 2.5 Conclusion; Notes; 3. Two Functional Heads in English DP; 3.0 Introduction; 3.1 The Phrase Structure of English DP; 3.1.1 Rothstein (1988) and Ritter (1991); 3.2 DET and NUM in English DP
  • 3.3 Ellipsis in DP and NUMP: The 'Generalized' Government Transparency Corollary3.4 Ellipsis in English Quantified Noun Phrases; 3.5 Summary; Notes; 4. Ellipsis in German and French Noun Phrases: The Ellipsis Identification Parameter; 4.0 Introduction; 4.1 Agreement and Ellipsis in German Noun Phrases; 4.1.1 Weak and Strong Endings; 4.1.2 Two Functional Heads in German DP; 4.1.3 Ellipsis in German DP and NUMP; 4.1.4 Ellipsis in Quantified Noun Phrases in German; 4.2 Agreement and Ellipsis in French Noun Phrases; 4.2.1 Agreement in French Noun Phrases; 4.2.2 Two Functional Heads in French DP
  • 4.2.3 Quantified Noun Phrases in French4.2.4 Ellipsis in French Noun Phrases; 4.3 The Ellipsis Identification Parameter; Notes; 5. VP Ellipsis in English, French, and German Tensed Clauses; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 Verb Raising and Feature Checking in English; 5.2 Empty Heads and the ECP: Auxiliary Reduction and Subject Auxiliary Inversion; 5.3 NEG as a Licensing and Identifying Head; 5.4 VP Ellipsis in French and German; Notes; 6. VP Ellipsis in English Infinitives; 6.0 Introduction; 6.1 The Structural Position of Infinitives; 6.2 Infinitival to and Incorporation
  • 6.2.1 V-P Reanalysis as Incorporation6.2.2 Extensions of the Analysis: for and not; 6.3 Blocking Incorporation; 6.3.1 WH-Movement; 6.3.2 'Too/Enough' and 'Tough' Infinitives; 6.3.3 Infinitives in Noun Phrases and Infinitival Purpose Clauses; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X
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  • (OCoLC)935260408
  • pebcs0195357930

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