Gapping without gaps

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    Abstract

    This squib supports Kyle Johnson’s contention that ellipsis is not involved in gapping. However, I note several problems with his specific proposal, suggesting across-the-board movement is not the way to go either. These problems have to do with the symmetric nature of coordination in gapping constructions, and with the nature of gapping in Dutch, where the proposed analysis can be shown not to work. I end by proposing an even more radical ellipsis-free analysis of gapping.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Schrift to Fest Kyle Johnson
    EditorsNicholas LaCara, Keir Moulton, Anne-Michelle Tessier
    Place of PublicationAmherst, Massachusetts
    PublisherScholarWorks@UMass
    Pages419-427
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 11-Jul-2017

    Publication series

    NameLinguistics Open Access Publications
    PublisherScholarWorks@UMass
    Volume1

    Keywords

    • syntax
    • gapping
    • minimalism
    • ellipsis
    • coordination

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