Verb Phrase Ellipsis: A Research Tool

Poirier, Josee and Shapiro, Lewis and Love, Tracy and Swinney, David (2006) Verb Phrase Ellipsis: A Research Tool. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

We describe a ubiquitous linguistic construction, Verb-Phrase Ellipsis (VPE), in which the verb phrase in the second clause is phonetically unrealized (___): The pharmacist bought a house and the electrician did __ too, according to the real estate agent. VPE is a useful and promising tool to investigate and differentiate interpretive processes in normal and disordered language processing. We present linguistic analyses of VPE and its properties. We then review the processing literature on VPE, and finally introduce the first of a series of experiments we are currently running on VPE processing in aphasia.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Ryan Bungard
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1765

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