Deletion in Hungarian, Finnish and Estonian Comparatives

Júlia Bácskai-Atkári, Gergely Kántor


Our paper focuses on a new elliptical phenomenon in comparatives – Comparative Verb Gapping (CVG) – that has not been attested earlier in the literature. We will examine its relation to Comparative Deletion (CD), as described by a number of previous studies, both in Indo-European languages and then Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian. Besides providing a formal description of how CD and CVG are related, the paper will also provide a theoretical approach to CVG, reducing it to more general ellipsis processes.

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