DOI: 10.1109/hsi.2015.7170637
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Abstract: to VP ellipsis) is a deep anaphora, since the null constituent, presenting sentential or predicative content, shows the following properties: (i) it is identified by (some types of) main verbs, (ii) it may be recovered from the pragmatic context, (iii) or by a linguistic antecedent differing from the gap in category or voice (passive/active), (iv) it does not exhibit internal structure. Considering (i), (ii) and (iii), Brazilian and European Portuguese (henceforth, BP and EP) behave like English, Italian and S…

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