Information Structure and AgreementeBook - 2013
The existing syntactic accounts of null arguments typically rely either on the specific licensing conditions for different types of empty categories such as pro and (topic- )bound variables, or else on different kinds of ellipsis. In trying to address the radical argument drop character of Catalan Sign Language (LSC), this paper critically reassesses the two main trends in the analysis of this phenomenon in East Asian languages and their extensions to American Sign Language (ASL). Both hybrid and uniform approaches to empty arguments turn out to be unable to account for the non-negligibl.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 376 pages) : illustrations