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Contextualism, Interest‐Relativism, and Philosophical Paradox

Jason Stanley

in Knowledge and Practical Interests

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288038
eISBN:
9780191603679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288038.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses contextualist and interest-relative accounts of the sorites paradox and the Liar Paradox. It concludes that a pure interest-relative account is completely untenable for such ... More


Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a multi-authored volume of eleven chapters dedicated to the analysis of sluicing in a range of languages from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Sluicing is the term applied to sentences in which ... More


The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates a number of elliptical constructions found in Dutch dialects within the framework of the Minimalist Program. It argues that both the PF-deletion and the pro-theory of ellipsis ... More


On the mechanics of Spell‐Out

Steven Franks

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Minimalism reevaluates the division of labor between syntax and PF; much traditionally syntactic is actually a response to Spell–Out demands. This paper examines largely Slavic phenomena caused by ... More


Why Simpler Syntax?

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the simpler syntax hypothesis (SSH). It argues that given some phenomenon that has provided putative evidence for elaborate syntactic structure, there exists ... More


When movement fails to reconstruct *

Nicolas Guilliot and Nouman Malkawi

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter on resumption argues for an account for reconstruction based syntactically on the presence of copies resulting from movement or ellipsis, and semantically on copy interpretation as ... More


The Aural Ellipsis and the Nature of Listening in Contemporary Poetry

Nick Piombino

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents the idea of “aural ellipsis”, a term used to define certain effects of indeterminacy in writing, reading, and listening to contemporary poetry. It also discusses the effect of ... More


The Data

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter contains a detailed empirical study of Short Do Replies. The construction is first compared to English VP-ellipsis and then to Dutch periphrastic constructions with doen ‘do’ and an ... More


Discovery of a Lack: The Last September (1928)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Bowen's novel, The Last September, set during the Troubles in Ireland in the 1920s, taking stock of some historical accounts of the period, notably Peter Hart's. It ... More


Conclusion

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the analysis proposed in this book. The main proposal put forward is that various instances of Ellipsis such as Pseudogapping, VP Ellipsis, Gapping, Sluicing, and NP Ellipsis ... More


Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Mamoru Saito (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Comparative syntax has been playing an increasingly important role in research in syntactic theory. Japanese has also been discussed in comparative perspective, but the comparison has been mostly ... More


Clitic Placement, VP-Ellipsis, and Scrambling in Romance

ANA MARIA MARTINS

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter accounts for variation and change with respect to clitic placement, VP-ellipsis, and scrambling in non-V1 finite clauses in Romance. The chapter is organized in five sections. Section ... More


Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Kirsten Gengel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a uniform account of various Ellipsis structures in generative grammar. Featuring previously unpublished (and hitherto unattested) empirical data from the Scandinavian languages as ... More


The Interactive Stance

Jonathan Ginzburg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697922
eISBN:
9780191738425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The fine structure of conversational interaction is of significant interest for wide swathes of the behavioural sciences: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, literary scholars, ... More


Non-Sentential Utterances in Conversation

Jonathan Ginzburg

in The Interactive Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697922
eISBN:
9780191738425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter integrates material from earlier chapters in an attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of the meaning and use underlying non sentential utterances (NSUs), primarily in English, but ... More


A Parallel Merge Solution to the Merchant/Johnson Paradox *

Barbara Citko

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a new argument in favor of a multidominant approach to gapping. The crucial empirical observation it builds on concerns the fact that gapping parallels pseudogapping with ... More


Introduction

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an overview of the research questions addressed in this book. Set in the theoretical framework of generative syntax, and based on an in-depth investigation of the Pseudogapping ... More


Hallmarks of Portuguese Syntax

Alain Rouveret

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a unified account of three apparently unrelated phenomena of Portuguese syntax: VP ellipsis, the enclisis of weak personal pronouns in root declarative affirmative tensed ... More


Introduction

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction chapter provides general background relating to the topic of sluicing and the rationale for a volume focused on the cross-linguistic realization of sluicing. The chapter also ... More


A Recycling Approach to Processing Ellipsis

Lyn Frazier

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

To identify reliable grammatical properties of ellipsis it is necessary to distinguish grammatical effects from processing effects. A theory of ellipsis processing is laid out in which specific types ... More


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