Patrick D. Elliott

Topics in the Syntax of Ellipsis

30 July - 3 August 2018

Description



In this seminar we provide a topical overview of the syntax of ellipsis – the phenomenon whereby linguistic material left unpronounced is nevertheless understood. The plan is to give an empirical overview of a different elliptical construction in each session, with a focus on cutting-edge research. We’ll relate the empirical picture to the broader question of whether ellipsis involves deletion under identity or anaphora.

Tentative schedule

  • 30-31.7: Sluicing
  • 01.8: VP ellipsis
  • 02.8: Gapping
  • 03.8: NP ellipsis

Readings

Readings for each session will be uploaded here.