Modality and Ellipsis : Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence

Modality and Ellipsis : Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence

by Remus Gergel
     
 

The book offers a detailed analysis of modal syntax and examines its grammatical interaction with the process of ellipsis. The author approaches the connection between the two areas by drawing on developments in the history of English and on effects obtaining in modern grammars. In addition, the volume closely investigates from a syntactic perspective how the

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The book offers a detailed analysis of modal syntax and examines its grammatical interaction with the process of ellipsis. The author approaches the connection between the two areas by drawing on developments in the history of English and on effects obtaining in modern grammars. In addition, the volume closely investigates from a syntactic perspective how the mechanism of ellipsis licensing hinges on interpretable features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110205091
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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