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dc.contributor.author Mikkelsen, Line
dc.contributor.author Hardt, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Ørsnes, Bjarne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-16
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T11:20:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T11:20:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8469
dc.description.abstract Overt VP anaphors like do so, do it and do the same can host a following PP (Culicover & Jackendoff (2005:285–6), Huddleston & Pullum (2002:1533), Miller (2011:5–6), Sobin (2008:150, 155–157)): (1) The House is set to take up the final version of the funding bill tomorrow. The Senate will do the same on Thursday. [COCA] (2) You have jilted two previous fiances and I expect you would do the same to me. [COCA] Using (1) to fix terminology, the ANAPHOR is do the same, the ANTECEDENT is take up the final version of the funding bill, the ORPHAN is on Tuesday, and the CORRELATE is tomorrow. Examples like (2) are of particular interest because the correlate (two previous fiances) is inside the antecedent and, consequently, the orphan and the antecedent must interact to produce the interpretation of the clause containing the anaphor. In order to arrive at the interpretation ‘you would jilt me’, the me of the orphan must take the place of two previous fiances inside the antecedent VP. A superficially similar situation arises with remnants of ellipsis, including pseudogapping (3), sluicing (4), and fragment answers (5). In each case, the interpretation of the ellipsis clause combines part of the antecedent with all or part of the remnant. (3) I wouldn’t say that to my mother, but I would to you. (4) I know he gave the dresser away, but I don’t know to who. (5) Q: Who did he give the dresser to? A: To me. en_US
dc.format.extent 9 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.title Orphans hosted by VP anaphora en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12aug06 anmn en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for IT-Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ITM en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of IT Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ITM en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at The 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 2011, apr. 22.-24., Tucson, USA en_US
dc.idnumber x656316682 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US


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