The Acceptability Cline in VP Ellipsis

Kim, Christina S. and Kobele, Gregory M. and Runner, Jeffrey T. and Hale, John T. (2011) The Acceptability Cline in VP Ellipsis. Syntax, 14 (4). pp. 318-354. ISSN 1368-0005. E-ISSN 1467-9612. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9612.2011.00160.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper lays the foundations for a processing model of relative acceptability levels in verb phrase ellipsis (VPE). In the proposed model, mismatching VPE examples are grammatical but less acceptable because they violate heuristic parsing strategies. This analysis is presented in a Minimalist Grammar formalism that is compatible with standard parsing techniques. The overall proposal integrates computational assumptions about parsing with a psycholinguistic linking hypothesis. These parts work together with the syntactic analysis to derive novel predictions that are confirmed in a controlled experiment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Christina Kim
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 09:13 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 10:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42758 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kim, Christina S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0537-8347
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