Ellipsis and Identity

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The literature on ellipsis is notable for its contentiousness and diversity of viewpoints. We argue, however, that this literature can be viewed as an orderly series of insights, beginning with the notion of abstract identity of the Sag–Williams account, and moving ultimately to a view of ellipsis as a discourse phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics
EditorsDaniel Gutzmann, Lisa Matthewson, Cecile Meier, Hotze Rullmann, Thomas E. Zimmerman
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
Publication date4 Nov 2020
ISBN (Print)9781118788318
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2020

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 04 November 2020.


  • Ellipsis
  • Identity
  • Variable binding

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