Right Node Raising and Gapping

Interface conditions on prosodic deletion

Katharina Hartmann | University of Frankfurt
ISBN 9789027225719 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781556199844 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027298508 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book investigates two elliptical coordinations in German, Right Node Raising and Gapping. Ellipsis in both constructions is claimed to be the result of a phonological process which is conditioned by prosodic and focus semantic constraints. It is convincingly argued that Right Node Raising cannot involve raising to the right periphery: The alleged movement freely violates any of the well-known restrictions on syntactic movement and it does not alter the scope relations within the coordination. Gapping in contrast is more sensitive to syntactic conditions in that its remnants must be major syntactic constituents. The author carefully examines the close connection between focus and ellipsis in the two constructions. A considered discussion of focus structure demonstrates that the conjuncts are informationally dependent on each other. This co-dependence is also reflected in their particular intonational contour which is argued to be responsible for ellipsis in coordination.
[Not in series, 106] 2000.  xiv, 190 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Katharina Hartmann is addressing the core questions of ellipsis in coordination. Her account is richly textured, integrating many different perspectives with lucidity and insight. Her analyses are empirically and theoretically outstanding and make the current state of knowledge in an increasinlgy significant discipline accessible.”
Right Node Raising and Gapping is a very impressive book, engagingly connecting the major achievements of focus theory to account for ellipsis phenomena. Its comprehensive presentation as well as its clear analytical structure make it a pleasure to read. This investigation of Right Node Raising and Gapping is the best existing analysis for German and it is paradigmatic for other languages as well.”
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