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The Syntax of Silence: Sluicing, Islands, and the Theory of Ellipsis
Limited preview - 2001
absolute adjuncts adverbs of quantification allow analysis appear argued argument structure assigns a theta-role assumptions augmented absolutes ball-peen hammers bind Carlson cate coda complex predicates contain ILPs contains a SLP control Infl copula diagnostics Diesing's discussion embedded clause embedded predicate entity eventuality examples existential closure existential construction existential interpretation existential reading external argument free adjuncts function grammatical ILP-based propositions ILP/SLP distinction ILPs and SLPs indefinite subjects individual intelligent KLPs Kratzer lexical main clause Mary matrix Milsark modal modified nominal nuclear scope null generic operator once-only perception verbs perceptual reports plural subjects position propositional attitudes PTAB quantifier raising Infl raising verbs reconstruction require restriction root clause root VP seems sentence small clause complement sort spatiotemporal argument specifier of IP stage-level predicates stages stative Stump's subject effects Swart syntactic syntactic category temporal tense tion translates type-theoretic unaccusative ILPs ungrammatical variable weak subjects