With a minimum of necessary theorizing, an attempt is made to introduce a notion of Shakespeare's ellipsis which turns aside its usual overapplicability. From a variety of proposals grows a synthesis thereof, accentuating, it is hoped, a most scientifically attractive strain in the behavior of ellipsis, its contextual dependence. A preliminary look at Early Modern English, and Shakespeare's against it, prompts comments and warnings in the direction of greater relevance to the authoress guidelines for recognizing instances of ellipsis.
Joanna Nykiel, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
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