Islands in Sluicing in Polish


Szczegielniak., Adam. 2008. “Islands in Sluicing in Polish.” West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 27. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA: Cascadilla Press, 404-412. Copy at


n this paper the author claims on the basis of Polish data that: (1) Sluicing does not alleviate islands, just like VP ellipsis; (2) Ellipsis is not licensed by syntactic identity (no PF, LF Islands, or trace deletion); (3) There is syntactic structure in the ellipsis site; (4) ellipsis is licensed by a recoverability condition--if there is enough information in the non-elided signal, ellipsis is acceptable, including case-mismatches, PP stranding violations, adjunct islands, etc.

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