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Modality and Ellipsis: Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence
     

Modality and Ellipsis: Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence

by Remus Gergel
 

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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

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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:
9783110213362
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
259
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Remus Gergel, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tuebingen, Germany.

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