VP ellipsis without indices

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VP ellipsis without indices

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dc.contributor.author Hardt, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Asher, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Hunter, Julie
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-16T15:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-16T15:36:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8846
dc.description.abstract This paper compares two views on the status of indices in syntactic and logical representations. On a structural view, indices are syntactic formants on a par with node labels and phrase bracketings, and are thus a part of the logical forms that are derived from syntactic representations. On the process view, an index is not a syntactic object at all, but rather, an indication of the output of a resolution process. In this paper we argue that a recent body of data provides a clear empirical basis for distinguishing between these two views of indices. We argue that cases of sloppy VP ellipsis pose insurmountable problems for the structural view of indices, while these problems do not arise for the process view. Furthermore, we show that this resolution process is constrained by the semantics of various discourse relations. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Verb phrase ellipsis en_US
dc.subject.other Index en_US
dc.subject.other Dynamic binding en_US
dc.subject.other Discourse relations en_US
dc.title VP ellipsis without indices en_US
dc.type cp 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 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference. 3-5 May, 2013. Santa Cruz, USA en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US


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