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- Copyright Page
- List of Figures and Tables
- The Contributors
- Ellipsis In Natural Language: Theoretical and empirical perspectives
- Ellipsis: A survey of analytical approaches
- Ellipsis in Transformational Grammar
- Ellipsis in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
- Ellipsis in Categorial Grammar
- Ellipsis in Dependency Grammar
- ellipsis in simpler syntax
- Ellipsis in Construction Grammar
- Ellipsis in Dynamic Syntax
- ellipsis in inquisitive semantics
- Ellipsis and Psycholinguistics
- Ellipsis and Acquisition
- Ellipsis and Discourse
- Ellipsis and Computational Linguistics
- Ellipsis and Prosody
- Movement and Islands
- Aphasia and Acquisition
- Parsing Strategies
- Sluicing and Its Subtypes
- Predicate Ellipsis
- Nominal Ellipsis
- Gapping and Stripping
- Comparative Deletion
- Null Complement Anaphora
- Conjunction Reduction and Right-Node Raising
- Finnish Sign Language
- Kiswahili and Shingazidja
- Varieties of English
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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses ellipsis in Dutch and the dialects of Dutch. It provides detailed information on the major types of ellipsis as they have been presented in Part III of this handbook: gapping and stripping, predicate ellipsis (VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping), Conjunction Reduction and Right-Node Raising, sluicing, fragments, nominal ellipsis, Comparative Deletion, and Null Complement Anaphora. It discusses the main insights from the literature as well as new observations with respect to these constructions. The final section shows that the Dutch dialects display an enormous amount of variation concerning ellipsis constructions. In particular, it examines the variation in NP-ellipsis with possessive, demonstrative, and adjectival remnants and variation with respect to sluicing.
Norbert Corver is the Chair-Professor of Dutch Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University, and affiliated with the research institute UiL-OTS and the research group Language Structure: Variation and Change. He received his PhD in Linguistics, entitled ‘The syntax of left branch extractions’, from Tilburg University in 1990. His main research interests are located in the areas of Dutch syntax, comparative syntax, and the interaction between language (morphosyntax) and affect. Specific topics he has been working on include displacement and locality, the morphosyntax of functional categories, the syntax of adverbs, NP-ellipsis, and the morphosyntactic encoding of affect.
Marjo van Koppen is Professor in Dutch Variation Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication at Utrecht University, and senior researcher at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam. She received her PhD, entitled ‘One probe, two goals: Aspects of agreement in Dutch dialectics’, from Leiden University in 2005. Her main research interest is the morphosyntactic variation within Dutch dialects and the older stages of Dutch. The theoretical framework of her research is generative syntax.
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