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The Derivational Timing of Ellipsis

This volume explores the nature of ellipsis, the core phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences.

Edited by Güliz Güneş and Anikó Lipták
31 March 2022
Oxford University Press

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, internationallyrecognized 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 postsyntactic 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.

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