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Ellipsis without indices

Hardt, Daniel and Asher, Nicholas and Hunter, Julie Ellipsis without indices. (2013) In: 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT 2013), 3 May 2013 - 5 May 2013 (Santa Cruz, CA, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/salt.v23i0.2685

Abstract

This paper compares two views on the status of indices in syntactic and logical representations: on a {\it 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 {\it 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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:The original PDF of the article can be found at : http://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/SALT/article/view/2685
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Universitaire Champollion - INU (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Copenhagen Business School (DENMARK)
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Deposited On:07 Sep 2015 09:17

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