`Sluicing in Japanese and Logical Form.'
by Taisuke Nishigauchi
Revision to appear, 1998.
This paper discusses an elliptical process called Sluicing in Japanese
and English, and its theoretical consequences for syntax and logical
structure. Assuming the analytical framework of Chung, Ladusaw and
McCloskey (1995) (CLM) with some adaptations, we discuss a number of
problems related with quantifier scope, the interpretation of
indefinite NPs, and the `functional' nature of wh phrases, which are
observed in constructions involving Sluicing. It will be shown that
the constraint on the scope relation involved in Sluicing, as proposed
by CLM, is in conformity with the mapping relation between syntax and
logical structure in the sense of Diesing (1992). Further, the
analysis making crucial reference to the functional nature of wh
phrases is shown to be effective for cases of Sluicing related with
multiple wh constructions in Japanese.
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