Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
This paper argues that consideration of spontaneous speech errors provides insight into cross-linguistic analyses of syntactic phenomena. In particular, I claim that differences in the distribution of non-parallel VP-Ellipsis constructions in English and German, as well as variation in the spontaneously-occurring verbal speech errors, is explained by a parametric analysis of variation in the inflectional systems of the two languages.
Bibliographic reference. Thompson, Ellen (2005): "A cross-linguistic look at VP-ellipsis and verbal speech errors", In DiSS-2005, 163-164.