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Modality and Ellipsis: Diachronic and Synchronic Evidence by Remus Gergel

By Remus Gergel

Aspects of modality and ellipsis became admired in theoretical linguistics over the past years. What has remained under-investigated is the truth that modals are likely to make first-class ellipsis licensers and, conversely, that a few of the certainly happening instances of ellipsis are approved by means of modals.

The e-book concentrates at the syntax of the modal auxiliaries with targeted specialize in English and investigates the grammatical courting with the method of ellipsis that interacts so much relevantly with the modals in grammaticalized style by way of together with a distinct emphasis on verb-phrase ellipsis. After a serious dialogue of pertinent methods within the domain names, the e-book makes a speciality of constructing the relationship among the 2 components by way of basically drawing at the heritage of English and on observable results in smooth grammars, which it places into standpoint with semantically grounded gains at the modals concerned.

Two significant generalizations are proposed within the monograph.The first generalizationconcerns the therapy of the interplay among modals and ellipsis as decided through the positive aspects situated within the licensing modal heads. To this finish, the syntactic results of the most semantic elements are explored intimately in English and partial results acquiring in different languages are mentioned. the second one generalization concernsthe syntactic part fascinated about ellipsis licensing. it is strongly recommended that ellipsis varieties with the distributional good points of verb-phrase ellipsis are approved through interpretable positive aspects of the licensing head. the 2 generalizations are intertwined with each other and derive a sequence of extra valid ellipsis licensers past the modals. The function of formal gains which are interpretable is unusual from contract positive aspects, that are claimed to not be in command of ellipsis licensing.

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