Warren Buffett on ellipsis

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Oct 21 21:16:58 UTC 2008

On Oct 21, 2008, at 11:27 AM, Larry Horn wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17buffett.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin

this is what i call the "McWhorter configuration" for VPE (BSE
antecedent, PRP (zero) anaphor), after this posting:
   JM, 12/27/06: Back to Bentolila:

comments here:
   AZ, 5/23/07: News from the further reaches of Ellipsilandia:

this is a VPE subtype that some people find marginal (and hence
playful when people choose it).  i have five examples in my files so
far (but i'm not searching specifically for them).


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