Recovering gestured and spoken material in VP ellipsis and pro-forms

  • Cornelia Ebert
  • Andreas Konietzko
  • Thomas Weskott

Abstract

This contribution is concerned with the at-issueness status of co-speech gestures expressing manner modification. While such gestures are typically considered to be non-at-issue, they can be made to be at-issue by the German demonstrative intensifier SO. We discuss the potential of an anaphoric relative of this intensifier, so in so do pro-forms, to shift the content of a co-speech gesture to at-issue status. We propose a formal analysis along the lines of Ebert et al., 2020, and sketch the design for an acceptability judgment experiment to test our predictions.
Published
2021-09-16
How to Cite
Ebert, C., Konietzko, A., & Weskott, T. (2021). Recovering gestured and spoken material in VP ellipsis and pro-forms. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 256-266. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2021.v25i0.935

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