Table of Contents

1. Ellipsis in Government-Binding Theory.
2. Strong Agreement, Licensing, and Identification.
3. Two Functional Heads in English DP.
4. Ellipsis in German and French Noun Phrases: The Ellipsis Identification Parameter.
5. VP Ellipsis in English, French, and German Tensed Clauses.
6. VP Ellipsis in English Infinitives. This treatise elaborates a theory of ellipsis which brings the phenomenon under the aegis of very general and universal principles. It argues that the Empty Category Principle (ECP) constrains the distribution of ellipsis, just as it constrains the distributions of traces and null pronouns.