In English, the causation verbs 'make' and 'let' allow their following VP to be omitted; e.g. "I made/let Chris play the drums before I made/let Sam (play the drums)". We show that ‘causative VP-omission’ involves Null Complement Anaphora rather than predicate ellipsis, restricts the thematic role of the causee to being an agent, and is impossible with causative-'have' (though is possible with experiencer-'have' for some speakers).
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 2 Dec 2022|
|Event||North East Linguistics Society 52 - Rutgers University Department of Linguistics, New Brunswick, United States|
Duration: 29 Oct 2021 → 31 Oct 2021
|Conference||North East Linguistics Society 52|
|Abbreviated title||NELS 52|
|Period||29/10/21 → 31/10/21|