Guess who?

John Robert Ross

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199645763
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741135 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Guess who?

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‘Guess who?’ is John “Haj” Ross’s seminal chapter on sluicing, which originally appeared in the 1969 volume Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. This chapter introduced the term “sluicing” and has exerted a tremendous influence on subsequent investigations of the construction, both in English and in other languages. The chapter is reprinted in the present volume with the kind permission of the author. It considers the fundamental nature of sluicing constructions, their possible syntactic derivations, and how the relation of wh-remnants to correlates in antecedent clauses may or may not be constrained by the occurrence of syntactic islands.

Keywords: sluicing; wh-movement; islands; case

Chapter.  10168 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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