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Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives$
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Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199645763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.001.0001

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Guess who?

Guess who?

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Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

John Robert Ross

Oxford University Press

‘Guess who?’ is John “Haj” Ross’s seminal chapter on sluicing, which originally appeared in the 1969 volume Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. This chapter introduced the term “sluicing” and has exerted a tremendous influence on subsequent investigations of the construction, both in English and in other languages. The chapter is reprinted in the present volume with the kind permission of the author. It considers the fundamental nature of sluicing constructions, their possible syntactic derivations, and how the relation of wh-remnants to correlates in antecedent clauses may or may not be constrained by the occurrence of syntactic islands.

Keywords:   sluicing, wh-movement, islands, case

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