VP Ellipsis and Topicalization


Szczegielniak, Adam. 2006. “VP Ellipsis and Topicalization.” North East Linguistic Society 35. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: BookSurge Publishing, 603-615. Copy at https://tinyurl.com/y7tn2aeh


This paper supports the model where VP ellipsis is licensed via de-stressing which in turn is licensed via Focus closure (Rooth 1992). However, it is also argued that we have to assume that ellipsis is preceded by the establishment of Focus/Topic relations in overt syntax. This can be done in two ways: by focusing the subject, provided a Σ head is in the numeration, or by topicalizing the VP. The first strategy gives rise to non bare-VP ellipsis, the second to bare-VP ellipsis.

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