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The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English

Structure and Use

By Christine Günther

Series Editor: Ekkehard König, Johan Van Der Auwera

Routledge – 2013 – 152 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

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    978-0-415-65826-3
    December 4th 2012

Description

This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun ellipsis and those on one-insertion, with special emphasis on the (oft-neglected) parallels between the two. She also examines the use of noun ellipsis with adjectives in order to shed light on this under-researched phenomenon, drawing on data from the British National Corpus.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Licensors of Empty Nouns in English: Setting the Scene 3. Inflection, Focus and Partitivity: Previous Accounts of Noun Ellipsis 4. Conditions on Noun Ellipsis in English 5. Adjectival Modifiers in Elliptical Noun Phrases 6. Summary

Author Bio

Christine Günther is Research Associate at the Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany.

Name: The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English: Structure and Use (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Christine GüntherSeries Editor: Ekkehard König, Johan Van Der Auwera. This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun...
Categories: Grammar, Syntax, Semantics, Corpus Linguistics, English Language, Pragmatics