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Predicate ellipsis: including VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping

Lobke Aelbrecht (UGent)
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  • Het VP ellipsis-mysterie: een onderzoek naar de restricties op de crosslinguïstische distributie van VP-ellipsis.
Abstract
This chapter discusses the phenomenon of predicate ellipsis, which covers several types of ellipsis targeting the clausal predicate. The best-known type is VP-ellipsis (VPE), but there is also pseudogapping, and two lesser-known types, namely Modal Complement Ellipsis and British English do. For each type the basic properties and main research questions are discussed. Extra attention is given to the question of what is actually elided, and it turns out that VP-ellipsis deletes more than just the verb phrase, as does pseudogapping. Although this phenomenon is best studied in English, VP-ellipsis also occurs in other languages, where it appears as so-called V-stranding VPE: the main verb undergoes movement when it is finite, allowing it to move out of the ellipsis site and survive ellipsis.
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modal complement ellipsis, British English do, V-stranding VP-ellipsis, verb phrase, predicate, VP-ellipsis, pseudogapping

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MLA
Aelbrecht, Lobke. “Predicate Ellipsis: Including VP-ellipsis and Pseudogapping.” The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis. Ed. Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck & Tanja Temmerman. Oxford University Press, 2018. 504–525. Print.
APA
Aelbrecht, L. (2018). Predicate ellipsis: including VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping. In Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck & T. Temmerman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of ellipsis (pp. 504–525). Oxford University Press.
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Aelbrecht, Lobke. 2018. “Predicate Ellipsis: Including VP-ellipsis and Pseudogapping.” In The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis, ed. Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman, 504–525. Oxford University Press.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Aelbrecht, Lobke. 2018. “Predicate Ellipsis: Including VP-ellipsis and Pseudogapping.” In The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis, ed. Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman, 504–525. Oxford University Press.
Vancouver
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Aelbrecht L. Predicate ellipsis: including VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping. In: Van Craenenbroeck J, Temmerman T, editors. The Oxford handbook of ellipsis. Oxford University Press; 2018. p. 504–25.
IEEE
[1]
L. Aelbrecht, “Predicate ellipsis: including VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping,” in The Oxford handbook of ellipsis, J. Van Craenenbroeck and T. Temmerman, Eds. Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 504–525.
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  author       = {Aelbrecht, Lobke},
  booktitle    = {The Oxford handbook of ellipsis},
  editor       = {Van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen and Temmerman, Tanja},
  isbn         = {9780198712398},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {504--525},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {Predicate ellipsis: including VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping},
  year         = {2018},
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