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Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective

The 10th Anniversary FDSL Conference, Leipzig 2013


Edited By Gerhild Zybatow, Petr Biskup, Marcel Guhl, Claudia Hurtig, Olav Mueller-Reichau and Maria Yastrebova

The proceedings of the 10 th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages in Leipzig 2013 offer current formal investigations into Slavic morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax and information structure. In addition to papers of the main conference, the volume presents those of two special workshops: «Formal Perspectives and Diachronic Change in Slavic Languages» and «Various Aspects of Heritage Language». The following languages are addressed: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Bulgarian, Czech, Macedonian, Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Resian, Slovak and Slovene.
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Information structure and clausal comparatives in Czech and Polish


← 26 | 27 →Julia Bacskai-Atkari

University of Potsdam

The phenomenon of Comparative Deletion, as attested in English, has been known in the literature on comparatives since Bresnan (1973); descriptively, it refers to the obligatory elimination of a non-contrastive AP (or NP) from the comparative subclause.1 This is illustrated in (1) for predicative comparatives:2



Mary is taller than Charles is tall.


*Mary is taller than Charles is tall.


The desk is longer than the office is wide.

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