Sluicing : cross-linguistic perspectives

edited by Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson

This book considers the phenomenon of sluicing. Sluicing is the term applied to sentences in which the ellipsis of a sequence of words following an embedded wh question word appears to occur, and hearers must somehow recover the content of missing material (as in Someone saw her, but I don't know who _.). Elliptical constructions of this type are now known to occur widely in the world's languages in some form or another, and create interesting problems for linguistic analysis, involving complex interactions between syntax, semantics and morphology, as well as prosody. The present volume brings together new research by leading experts who analyse sluicing constructions in English, Dutch, Frisian, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Turkish, Malagasy, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Bengali. The book expands our current understanding of the ways in which languages allow for ellipsis of the sluicing type to occur, and shows how sluicing constructions reveal important information about the general architecture of grammar. In addition to the nine chapters dedicated to specific languages, the volume features an introductory chapter and Haj Ross's original (1969) landmark paper on sluicing.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Guess Who?
  • 3. How do You Sluice When There is More Than One CP?
  • 4. Two Cases of Violation Repair Under Sluicing
  • 5. How Many Kinds of Sluicing and Why? Single and Multiple Sluicing in Romanian, English, and Japanese
  • 6. Case Morphology and Island Repair
  • 7. Island Insensitivity in Japanese and Some Implications
  • 8. Sluicing Without wh-movement in Malagasy
  • 9. Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: An investigation of Bangla and Hindi
  • 10. Sluicing in Mandarin Chinese: An instance of pseudo-sluicing
  • 11. Sluicing in Turkish

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書名 Sluicing : cross-linguistic perspectives
著作者等 Merchant, Jason
Simpson, Andrew
シリーズ名 Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 xiii, 289 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199645763
NCID BB09348033
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス