By Marjorie J. McShane
Marjorie McShane offers a complete conception of ellipsis that helps the formal, cross-linguistic description of elliptical phenomena considering many of the components that impact using ellipsis. a technique is advised for making a parameter house describing and treating ellipsis in any language. Such "ellipsis profiles" of languages will serve a variety of functional functions, together with yet no longer constrained to traditional language processing. unlike prior paintings, this idea focuses not just on what can, in precept, be elided yet in what situations a given class really could or wouldn't be elided--that is, what renders ellipsis vital or infelicitous.
A concept of ellipsis has been elusive simply because to supply an sufficient account of this ubiquitous phenomenon one must deal with and combine information from a wide selection of linguistic examine components. utilizing facts essentially from Russian, English, and varnish, McShane appears to be like on the colossal photograph of ellipsis, integrating the syntactic, semantic, morphological, and pragmatic heuristics and bridges paintings on ellipsis with the bigger examine of reference. this is often groundbreaking linguistic scholarship that bridges the theoretical and the utilized, and may curiosity students within the fields of computational, descriptive, and theoretical linguistics.
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A Theory of Ellipsis by Marjorie J. McShane