Ellipsis in Comparatives (Studies in Generative Grammar by Winfried Lechner

By Winfried Lechner

Generative analyses of comparatives usually contain building particular ellipsis operations, Comparative Deletion and Comparative Ellipsis. Drawing from a big selection of latest facts, the current monograph develops a singular, without delay semantically interpretable research of comparatives which doesn't require connection with exact deletion strategies. at the one hand, Comparative Deletion is reinterpreted by way of overt circulation of the measure predicate. The ensuing head-raising research contributes to an figuring out of assorted puzzles for comparatives relating to binding, locality and the impact of word-order version at the interpretation and measurement of the ellipsis web site. however, it truly is argued that Comparative Ellipsis can fullyyt be subsumed below standardly sanctioned ellipsis operations similar to Gapping, correct Node elevating and Across-the-Board-movement. moreover, the research offers arguments for an ellipsis research of phrasal comparatives (such as Millhouse observed extra videos than Bart). Empirical help for this belief derives, between others, from the advanced interdependencies among ellipsis and serialization in English and German, and the binding homes of remnants contained in the comparative supplement. The research is directed in the direction of readers attracted to formal syntax and the syntax/semantics interface.

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