Relative Clause Deletion
Chris Collins
May 2014

This paper investigates relative clause deletion in English. Relative clause deletion is found in coordinate structures and comparatives. Some issues that are discussed include: identity and parallelism conditions on deletion, deletion of non-relative clause modifiers, deletion of relative clauses with definite DPs, reconstruction into deleted relative clauses, strict and sloppy readings of pronouns in deleted relative clauses, the phi-features of pronouns and the implications of relative clause deletion for the structure of relative clauses.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002094
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Published in: MITWPL Aspects Volume
keywords: relative clause, identity, parallelism, reconstruction, sloppy, strict, head raising, syntax
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