The Domain of Matching in Sluicing
Pranav Anand, Daniel Hardt, James McCloskey
January 2021

This paper is concerned with the role of clausal syntax in the licensing of sluicing in English. It amends and provides new support for a proposal made by Rudin 2019, according to which syntax plays a crucial but circumscribed role in the licensing of sluicing -- crucial in that antecedents are required; circumscribed in that matching with an antecedent is required to hold only with respect to a proper subpart of the elided clause -- its argumental core.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005674
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keywords: ellipsis, sluicing, licensing, antecedent, matching, argument domain, first phase, semantics, syntax
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