Corpus-based and Experimental Approaches to Ellipsis

29 juil. 2017
2017 LSA Institute The University of Kentucky Lexington, KY - Lexington (États-Unis)

Ellipsis is a central phenomenon at the interface between syntax, semantics, phonology and discourse. It has been, and continues to be, the focus of numerous publications (see e.g., Craenenbroek and Termmerman 2017). Despite a huge amount of theoretical work (from, e.g., Hankamer and Sag 1976 to current work by Johnson, Kehler, Merchant, van Craenenbroek) and a long tradition in psycho- and neurolinguistic experimentation (from Murphy 1985 and Tanenhaus and Carlson 1990 to current work by Frazier, Runner, Kertz, Kaan, etc.), major questions remain open, most centrally the question of whether it is necessary to hypothesize the existence of unpronounced syntactic structure at the ellipsis site. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers who have been working on elliptical phenomena (VP ellipsis, sluicing, gapping, RNR, etc.) in various languages, with special emphasis on solid empirical data, specifically through experimentation (acceptability and eye-tracking experiments, in particular) and corpus investigations.
Discipline scientifique : Sciences de l'Homme et Société, Linguistique

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