Right Node Raising and Gapping

Interface conditions on prosodic deletion

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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
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
General overview
ix
Acknowledgements
xiii
1. Basic assumptions
1
2. Coordinated structures
21
3. Right Node Raising
53
4. Gapping
143
Conclusion
175
References
177
Name index
185
Subject index
189
“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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00058571