On gapping: An analysis in terms of conceptual structure

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This paper is concerned with the presentation of constraints in terms of Jackendoff's (1990) conceptual structure to accommodate the acceptability of English and Japanese gapped sentences. It is argued that the semantic aspects of Gapping are well captured by referring to the substitution mechanism based on the conceptual structure of the antecedent clause to get the conceptual structure of the gapped clause. The constraints prescribe the substitution possibilities and reflect perceptual strategies contributing to the difficulty of processing gapped sentences. This in turn accommodates some exceptional cases to the constraints and the difference between the English and the Japanese sentences.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)176-195
ページ数20
ジャーナルEnglish Linguistics
9
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 1992
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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