Ellipsis, economy, and the (non)uniformity of traces

Troy Messick, Gary Thoms

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    Abstract

    A number of works have attempted to account for the interaction between movement and ellipsis in terms of an economy condition Max- Elide. We show that the elimination of MaxElide leads to an empirically superior account of these interactions. We show that a number of the core effects attributed to MaxElide can be accounted for with a parallelism condition on ellipsis. The remaining cases are then treated with a generalized economy condition that favors shorter derivations over longer ones. The resulting analysis has no need for the ellipsisspecific economy constraint MaxElide.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)306-332
    Number of pages27
    JournalLinguistic Inquiry
    Volume47
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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    Keywords

    • Economy
    • Ellipsis
    • MaxElide
    • Movement
    • Parallelism

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    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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    Ellipsis, economy, and the (non)uniformity of traces. / Messick, Troy; Thoms, Gary.

    In: Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 306-332.

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    Messick, Troy ; Thoms, Gary. / Ellipsis, economy, and the (non)uniformity of traces. In: Linguistic Inquiry. 2016 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 306-332.
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