The Santa Cruz Sluicing Data Set

Pranav Anand, Daniel Hardt, James McCloskey

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This report describes a new research resource: a searchable database of 4,700 naturally occurring instances of sluicing in English, annotated so as to shed light on the questions that have shaped research on ellipsis since the 1960s. The paper describes the data set and how it can be obtained, how it was constructed, how it is organized, and how it can be queried. It also highlights some initial empirical findings, first describing general characteristics of the data, then focusing more closely on issues concerning antecedents and possible mismatches between antecedents and ellipsis sites.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)e68-e88
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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