Antecedent-Gap relations and locality in verbal ellipsis
Murguía Gómez, Elixabete
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Anuario del Seminario de Filología Vasca Julio de Urquijo 39(2) : 175-194 (2005)
This paper investigates the different locality restrictions that apply to some verbal ellipsis constructions in English; namely, Verb Phrase Ellipsis (VPE), Pseudogapping and Gapping. It is proposed that locality restrictions can be given a natural ans-wer from the processing domain. Locality is analyzed as the result of the interaction of different factors: (i) tense presence/absence (Fodor 1985), (ii) low initial -attachment of coordinates, and (iii) Spell-Out operations which render syntactic structure unavailable (Uriagereka 1999).