Ellipsis in Comparatives (Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 72)

Ellipsis in Comparatives (Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 72)

By: Winfried Lechner (author)Mixed Media

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The present monograph defends a new, semantically transparent account of the comparative construction, which incorporates novel analyses of various phenomena related to the complex interdependencies between word-order, ellipsis and interpretation. In particular, the study discusses the implications of two central hypotheses: (i) Comparative Deletion and Comparative Ellipsis do not represent construction specific operations, but can be subsumed under standardly sanctioned movement and deletion processes. (ii) Phrasal comparatives are not-base-generated, but derive from a clausal source.

About Author

Winfried Lechner is researcher at the Department of Linguistics, University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783119160247
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 285
  • ID: 9783119160247
  • ISBN10: 3119160245

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