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The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck


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 are needed to account for the full range of elliptical phenomena attested in natural language. In chapters 2–9 the book focuses on two instances of stranding under sluicing: stranding with prepositions in English (What about?) and stranding with demonstrative pronouns in southern Dutch dialects (Wie dat? ‘who that’). Both these phenomena are given a PF-deletion analysis, and are shown to be the res ... More

Keywords: ellipsis, sluicing, wh-movement, split CP-hypothesis, VP-ellipsis, verum focus, polarity, PF-deletion, pro, Dutch dialects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195375640
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck, author
Hogeschool-Universities, Brussels