Chapter published in:Advances in Iranian Linguistics
Edited by Richard K. Larson, Sedigheh Moradi and Vida Samiian
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 351] 2020
► pp. 257–273
Stripping structures with negation in Persian
In this chapter, I introduce two novel Stripping constructions from Persian that occur with negation. I refer to these constructions as Polarity Stripping and Negative Stripping. I argue that they involve clausal coordination, and that in the second coordinate, the entire clause except for a constituent is elided under identity with corresponding parts of the first coordinate. I propose that these constructions involve TP ellipsis, which is licensed by the Pol head that carries an [E] feature (Merchant 2001). I also study another structure, which I refer to as Pseudo-stripping. I argue that even though Pseudo-stripping looks like Polarity Stripping and Negative Stripping, it does not involve ellipsis despite what has been claimed in the literature for English (Kolokonte 2008). I propose that Pseudo-stripping is mono-clausal and is derived via movement.
Keywords: Ellipsis, Polarity Stripping, Negative Stripping, Pseudo-stripping, Persian
Published online: 22 July 2020
López, Luis & Susanne Winkler
2019a Two types of why in syntax: Evidence from Why-stripping in Persian. Poster presented at Sluicing and Ellipsis at 50 . Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.
2019b On the syntax of Why-stripping in Persian. Paper presented at the 2nd North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL2). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona.
2019c Negative Stripping and Pseudo-stripping in Persian. Paper presented at the 52nd Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society . Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.