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On the Interaction between Verb Movement and Ellipsis: New Evidence from Hungarian
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Anikó Lipták
138-146 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper presents morphological evidence from Hungarian and Turkish in support of the claim that ellipsis can bleed verb movement (cf. Lasnik 1999, Merchant 2001). It is shown that the yes/no-suffix in Hungarian and tense/evidentiality markers in Turkish can only surface on a non-verbal constituent when the base position of the verb is contained in an ellipsis site, thus suggesting that the verb has failed to raise. At the end of the paper the analysis is extended to certain types of phrasal movement in Hungarian.

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Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie
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