Adjunct Deletion
Chris Collins
June 2015
 

In this paper, I introduce the phenomenon of adjunct deletion. I show how facts about quantifier interpretation fit into an adjunct deletion analysis, but cannot be analyzed in terms of null there. I argue that deleted adjuncts are islands for extraction. This paper fits in with the results of Collins 2014 on relative clause deletion and Collins and Postal 2012 on ghosting (see also Collins and Radford 2015). Both works together show that the range of deletion phenomena is considerably greater than what is reported in recent survey papers on the topic.
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keywords: adjunct, deletion, quantifier scope, strict and sloppy, parallelism, syntax
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