The Korean Association for the Study of English Language and Linguistics
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Korea Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 18, No. 4, pp.381-394
ISSN: 1598-1398 (Print)
Print publication date 31 Dec 2018
Received 31 Oct 2018 Revised 05 Dec 2018 Accepted 16 Dec 2018

Apparent Adjunct Ellipsis via (Un)Structured Coordination

Wooseung Lee ; Myung-Kwan Park
Professor, Department of English Education Konkuk University 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05029
Professor, Department of English Dongguk University 30, 1-gil, Phil-dong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04620


Lee, Wooseung and Myung-Kwan, Park. 2018. Apparent adjunct ellipsis via (un)structured coordination. Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics 18-4, 381-394. This paper investigates apparent ellipsis phenomena in coordinate structure involving three different types of adjunct; relative clauses, comparative phrases and locative phrases (Collins 2014, 2017). These constructions are especially interesting, in that the adjuncts at issue are realized overtly in the initial conjunct only, but possibly are present interpretatively in the second conjunct as well, unlike in right node raising constructions where the shared part occurs in the final conjunct only. An ambiguity arises depending on whether the adjuncts are interpreted in the initial conjunct only or distributed across the whole conjuncts. As for the second, less-studied reading, we propose an analysis based on Chomsky’s (2013) unstructured coordination and Moro’s (2011) clause structure folding, which derives the correct word order and accounts for the intended interpretation (cf. Collins 2014, 2017).


adjunct ellipsis, relative clauses, comparative phrases, locative phrases, unstructured coordination, clause structure folding


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