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Chung, Chan. 2006. English Coordiantion: Underspecification and Ellipsis. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 14(1), 1-35. From a phrase structure grammar perspective, the mechanisms of underspecification and ellipsis are crucial in that they provide efficient ways of analyzing unlike-category and non-constituent coordination constructions (Sag et al. 1985, Sag 2002, Beavers and Sag 2004, among others). However, those approaches, as they are, are too powerful and have serious overgeneration and spurious ambiguity problems. Exploring a solution to the problems, this paper proposes to impose more constraints on the ellipsis through the type inheritance hierarchy. Some of the constraints interact with each other and eliminate the spurious ambiguity between constituent and non-constituent coordination structures.