About the Book
This volume explores the nature of ellipsis, the core phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences. The chapters adopt the popular 'silent structure' accounts of ellipsis, and investigate the question of when linguistic material becomes silenced during the derivation and realization of syntactic structure. The book begins with a detailed introduction from the editors that outlines the current generative syntactic approaches to the derivational timing of ellipsis. In the chapters that follow, internationally-recognized experts in the field address key topics including structure building, the architecture of grammar, the interaction of distinct modules with syntax, the order of operations in the post-syntactic component, and constraints on binding relations. The authors also present novel arguments for and against the derivational approaches to ellipsis, the licensing of ellipsis, and phonological constraints on elliptical sentences. The findings, based on data from English and other languages such as Armenian, Italo-Romance, Ossetic, Spanish, Taiwanese, and Turkish, facilitate a deeper understanding of the interaction between syntax and the neighbouring modules in the formation of elliptical utterances.
About the Author:
Güliz Güneş, University Lecturer, Department of English Linguistics, University of Tübingen, Anikó Lipták, Associate Professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Güliz Güneş is a University Lecturer in the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Her main area of research is prosody and its interfaces with syntax, morphology, and discourse structure. She has focused primarily on the prosody of Turkish, and has also investigated the relationship between prosody and ellipsis in English, Dutch, Icelandic, and Hungarian. Anikó Lipták is an Associate Professor at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), where she is a member of the Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics research group. Her main field of research is comparative syntax and the syntax of Hungarian, and she has published extensively on elliptical phenomena. She is currently researching issues concerning the syntactic structure of elliptical utterances and the interaction between ellipsis and morphology.