M. van Koppen, Norbert Corver

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This chapter discusses ellipsis in Dutch and the dialects of Dutch. It provides detailed information on the major types of ellipsis as they have been presented in Part III of this handbook: gapping and stripping, predicate ellipsis (VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping), Conjunction Reduction and Right-Node Raising, sluicing, fragments, nominal ellipsis, Comparative Deletion, and Null Complement Anaphora. It discusses the main insights from the literature as well as new observations with respect to these constructions. The final section shows that the Dutch dialects display an enormous amount of variation concerning ellipsis constructions. In particular, it examines the variation in NP-ellipsis with possessive, demonstrative, and adjectival remnants and variation with respect to sluicing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis
EditorsJeroen van Craenenbroeck, Tanja Temmerman
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780198712398
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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