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Linguistic Inquiry

Spring 2017, Vol. 48, No. 2, Pages 213-257
(doi: 10.1162/LING_a_00242)
© 2017 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pseudogapping as Pseudo-VP-Ellipsis
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Abstract

In this article, we propose an analysis of pseudogapping in Hybrid Type-Logical Categorial Grammar (Hybrid TLCG; Kubota 2010; Kubota and Levine 2012). Pseudogapping poses a particularly challenging problem for previous analyses in both the transformational and the nontransformational literature. We argue that the flexible syntax-semantics interface of Hybrid TLCG enables an analysis of pseudogapping that synthesizes the key insights of both transformational and nontransformational approaches, at the same time overcoming the major difficulties of each type of approach.