Ellipsis and the Structure of Discourse

  • Daniel Hardt
  • Maribel Romero


Many authors have suggested that ellipsis and other processes of reduction require a certain similarity or parallelism between the reduced clause and some antecedent clause in discourse. We claim that discourse structure constrains the way in which ellipsis satisfies a parallelism constraint: the parallelism match must involve two clauses that are related by local c-command in the discourse tree.
How to Cite
Hardt, D., & Romero, M. (2019). Ellipsis and the Structure of Discourse. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 6, 85-98. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2002.v6i0.820