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Notes on register variation and subject ellipsis in coordination

Bailey, Laura R., Haegeman, Liliane, Hornsby, David (2022) Notes on register variation and subject ellipsis in coordination. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, 2023 (1–2). ISSN 0035-3957. (In press) (KAR id:96051)

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The present paper examines the distribution and interpretation of non-overt subjects in second conjuncts, focusing on the specificity of this pattern in abbreviated written English. The data shed further light on the nature of subject omission in specific written registers and in particular show that neither a pro-drop analysis nor a topic drop analysis is adequate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: subject omission, second conjunct subject ellipsis, coreference, abbreviated written register, global topic, pro-drop
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Laura Bailey
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 15:25 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 12:53 UTC
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