Incomplete Parenthesis is a linguistic research project at the University of Groningen, funded by the European Research Council. It runs from Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2016.
We aim to determine and theoretically explain the properties of incomplete parenthesis, in comparison to regular ellipsis and fragments. Thereby, we will provide a systematic typology of (incomplete) parenthetical constructions and amalgamated sentences based on grammatical features, taking into account the effects of syntax, information structure and prosody. We also add a cross-linguistic perspective by comparing the inventory and behavior of parentheses in a number of languages from different families, and we will collect the results in a specialized database that will be made publicly available via an online application.

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Database of construction types
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