An incremental approach to gapping in Japanese




Gapping in Japanese, which is an SOV language, differs from gapping in SVO languages in that the conjuncts with the elided verbs appear in non-final position. In this paper I present an incremental approach to gapping in Japanese, where it is assumed that an argument structure type is constructed in the non-final clause(s) in the gapping construction. This type is unified with the construction type created by the final clause resulting in identical construction types for all conjuncts in the construction.


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Haugereid, Petter. 2019. An incremental approach to gapping in Japanese. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 42–57. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2019.3) ( (Accessed March 28, 2023.)