Constraints on Displacement: A phase-based approach by Gereon Müller

By Gereon Müller

This monograph units out to derive the results of normal constraints on displacement just like the minimum hyperlink situation (MLC) and the on Extraction area (CED) from extra simple rules in a minimalist technique. Assuming that stream through part edges is feasible simply within the presence of area beneficial properties on part heads, basic regulations will be brought on whilst such side gains may be inserted derivationally. The ensuing process is proven to properly are expecting MLC/CED results (including convinced exceptions, like intervention with out c-command and melting). moreover, it derives operator-island results, a restrict on extraction from verb-second clauses, and island fix by way of ellipsis. The technique presupposes that syntactic operations follow in a hard and fast order: Timing emerges as an important. hence, the ebook offers new arguments for a strictly derivational association of syntax. for this reason, it's going to be of curiosity not just to all syntacticians engaged on islands, yet extra normally to all students drawn to the general association of grammar.

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CP Sino1 ang [TP ang damit 2 b-in-ili [VP t1 tV t2 ]]] ? ’ b. [CP Ano2 ang [TP t 2 b-in-ili [VP ni Juan tV t2 ]]] ? ’ Nakamura’s idea now is that the derivations generating (29a) and (30a) compete, as do the derivations generating (29b) and (30b). The derivations underlying (29a) and (30b) can then block their respective competitors as ungrammatical because of the Shortest Paths constraint. , wh-movement of the theme DP in (29b) and (30b). 12 . To fully make the analysis work, several additional assumptions must be made.

Is she tall groß ist sie ? tall is she I will have nothing insightful to say about this apparent instance of parametrization here; but the present logic might lead one to hypothesize that in German, an analysis of the pre-movement string is available according to which wieviele Zentimeter (‘how many centimeters’) emerges as the most inclusive item. . Bresnan does not actually envisage this as a possibility because she assumes how to be a non-maximal D item in QP that therefore does not fit the structural condition (which demands an XP in which wh is initial).

The reflex of successive cyclicity concerns the morphological form of the 3. person singular subject pronoun in the canonical subject position. The regular form of the pronoun is é; cf. (26a). The regular pronoun é can be replaced by wo in cases of long-distance extraction (focus movement, in the case at hand); cf. (26b). (26) a. Kofi gblf [CP Kofi said b. Kofi1 7 me Kofi Foc I be é/*wo wo Kfsi ] that he hit Kfsi gblf [CP (t 1 ) be é/wo wo t1 ] that he hit said Two assumptions prove important for the account that Collins gives.

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