Missing Objects in Persian
Vahideh Rasekhi
October 2016

This paper investigates missing objects in Persian ellipsis structures. I argue that missing objects in structures with simple predicates involve Definite DP (DDP) ellipsis. I provide evidence that the verb-stranding verb phrase ellipsis analysis proposed for Persian complex predicates (Toosarvandani 2009) cannot account for such constructions. In addition, I show that DDP ellipsis is licensed by V and the data shed some light on the structural identity requirement in ellipsis.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002877
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Published in: In Further Topics in Iranian Linguistics, eds. Jila Ghomeshi, Carina Jahani, and Agn├Ęs Lenepveu-Hotz. Peeters Publishers, Cahiers de Studia Iranica series, 58, 157-174.
keywords: ellipsis, persian, argument ellipsis, verb-stranding verb phrase ellipsis, missing objects, syntax
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