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This paper extends the computationally-oriented theory of ellipsis presented in McShane’s (2005) by introducing the feature . It is argued that, in Russian, the presence of a typical sequence of events in a pair of clauses can be the key feature licensing the ellipsis of the latter’s direct object. The linguistic analysis contributes to a larger cognitive modeling effort aimed at configuring language-endowed intelligent agents with human-level language understanding capabilities.


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