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The Syntax of EllipsisEvidence from Dutch Dialects$
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Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375640

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001

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The Analysis

The Analysis

(p.47) 5 The Analysis
The Syntax of Ellipsis

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

Oxford University Press

This chapter contains the analysis of English swiping and dialect Dutch spading and shows how the basic properties of these constructions follow from that analysis. Swiping is argued to involve preposition stranding in the lower specCP, while spading involves focus movement of the demonstrative to that position. The fact that both constructions only occur in sluicing is analyzed as a repair effect induced by ellipsis, while the fact that complex wh-phrases are excluded is the result of sluicing with complex wh-phrases deleting not IP but a low CP.

Keywords:   analysis, swiping, spading, repair effect, focus movement, preposition stranding

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