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Non-restrictive Relative Clauses, Ellipsis and Anaphora

Arnold, D and Borsley, RD (2008) 'Non-restrictive Relative Clauses, Ellipsis and Anaphora.' In: M�ller, S, (ed.) The Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, NICT, Keihanna, Japan. CSLI Publications, 325 - 345.


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Non-restrictive relative clauses (NRRCs) can modify constituents which undergo `pragmatic enrichment' when they appear in answers to questions. For example, in an interchange like: `A: What did Jo think? B: That you should say nothing, which is surprising.' What B says is surprising is that `Jo thinks ...' On the face of it, this might seem problematic for approaches to NRRCs which assume `syntactic integration' and to support an `orphan' analysis, where NRRCs are combined with purely conceptual representations. In this paper we examine a range of elliptical and anaphoric phenomena, and show that this conclusion is misplaced. In fact, the phenomena argue strongly in favour of a syntactically integrated analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 11:46
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:18

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