Bare argument ellipsis
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Bare argument ellipsis is a kind of ellipsis in which only a single constituent remains and everything else in a clause is deleted.
- “...a rule that deletes everything in a clause under identity with corresponding parts of a preceding clause, except for one constituent (and sometimes a clause-initial adverb or negative)” (Hankamer & Sag 1976: 409).
- Pedro left La Paz, and María as well.
- Laura drank the milk last night, or perhaps the juice.
- I met Aisha yesterday, but not her daughter.
- stripping (Ross 1969)
- Hankamer, Jorge & Sag, Ivan. 1976. Deep and surface anaphora. Linguistic Inquiry 7(3).391– 426.