Sluicing and the identity condition in EkeGusii

Robert Omari Otieno


This paper proposes  a tri modular  approach of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic to sluice interpretation. Use of one level of language to analyse a syntactic construction can only capture what is syntactic, semantic or pragmatic. I wish to state that language levels act in tandem to produce meaning and aid in interpretation.   Data analysed has clearly demonstrated that one level of language cannot represent meaning of a sluiced construction. This also calls for readjustment of the definition of a sluice. Which will give theory  enough explanatory power to describe language operations.

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