Incomplete Comparatives as Ellipsis
Chris Collins
July 2017
 

In this paper, I give an analysis of certain incomplete comparatives in terms of ellipsis. My main arguments for this analysis are the interpretation of pronouns (sloppy vs. strict) and the interpretation of quantifiers (including inverse scope). I show that deleted comparative phrases block extraction of wh-phrases, which is unexpected on a deletion account. I proposed that deleted comparative phrases are islands for overt movement.
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keywords: comparatives, strict versus sloppy interpretations, inverse scope, syntactic identity, parallelism, syntax
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