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Underspecified Treatment of Verb Phrase Ellipsis

Feiyu Xu
In: Proceedings of the ESSLLI '98 Student Session, August 17-28. European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), 1998.


This paper deals with the underspecified semantic representation of ellipsis and its resolution. We present an analysis to explain the distribution of stict and sloppy readings in the interaction of verb phrase ellipsis and anaphora. The analysis is integrated into a framwork that enables a unified and underspecified treatment of scope, anaphora, and VPE.

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