Ellipsis, Parallelism, and Polarity

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We explore the distribution of polarity items in antecedents of VP ellipsis. We show that the data can be derived from (i) the assumption that parts of
polarity items are not interpreted in situ (cf., e.g., Lahiri 1998) and (ii) the standard
assumptions about parallelism in ellipsis licensing (e.g., Rooth 1992, Fox 2000).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-327
Number of pages20
JournalSemantics and Linguistic Theory
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015

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Proceedings of the 25th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, held at Stanford University, May 15-17, 2015


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