Linguistic Analysis

A research journal devoted to the publication of high quality articles in formal phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. In continuous publication since 1976. ISSN: 0098-9053


The Mechanics of Sluicing

Sluicing, traditionally argued to instantiate unpronounced structure, is presently analyzed as a self-sufficient representation, which reflects (extra-)sentential relations that make use of information provided by (morpho-)syntax and the lexicon. Three unnoticed properties of Greek sluicing support the conclusion that the interpretation is computed on the basis of surface syntax. In this sense, a prefigurement of a possible comparison of sluicing with anaphoric environments, such as E-type and Null Complement Anaphora seems justified.