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==Definition==
 
'''Sluicing''' is reducing a [[wh-question|''wh''-question]] to its [[wh-phrase|''wh''-phrase(s)]] in a [[context]] where the omitted part can be reconstructed from the preceding [[sentence]].
 
'''Sluicing''' is reducing a [[wh-question|''wh''-question]] to its [[wh-phrase|''wh''-phrase(s)]] in a [[context]] where the omitted part can be reconstructed from the preceding [[sentence]].
  
=== Example ===
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== Example ==
 
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In (i) the content of the complement clause of ''know'' is understood as ''which sonata's Susan has played''.
in (i) the content of the complement clause of ''know'' is understood as ''which sonata's Susan has played''.
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  (i) Susan has played some sonata's, but I don't know which sonata's __
 
  (i) Susan has played some sonata's, but I don't know which sonata's __
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Sentences like (i) raise the question whether there is an [[empty category]] following ''which sonata's'', and if so, how it is licensed (see [[licensing]]).
 
Sentences like (i) raise the question whether there is an [[empty category]] following ''which sonata's'', and if so, how it is licensed (see [[licensing]]).
  
===Origin===
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==Origin==
 
The term goes back to Ross (1969).
 
The term goes back to Ross (1969).
  
=== Links ===
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== Links ==
 
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[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Sluicing&lemmacode=233 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
 
[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Sluicing&lemmacode=233 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
  
=== References ===
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== References ==
 
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* Ross, J.R. 1969. ''Guess who?.,'' Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of Chigago Linguistic Society, 252-286
 
* Ross, J.R. 1969. ''Guess who?.,'' Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of Chigago Linguistic Society, 252-286
  
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[[Category:Syntax]]
 
[[Category:Syntax]]
  
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Latest revision as of 09:43, 3 November 2014

Definition

Sluicing is reducing a wh-question to its wh-phrase(s) in a context where the omitted part can be reconstructed from the preceding sentence.

Example

In (i) the content of the complement clause of know is understood as which sonata's Susan has played.

(i) Susan has played some sonata's, but I don't know which sonata's __

Sentences like (i) raise the question whether there is an empty category following which sonata's, and if so, how it is licensed (see licensing).

Origin

The term goes back to Ross (1969).

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Ross, J.R. 1969. Guess who?., Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of Chigago Linguistic Society, 252-286
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