Islands and Chains: Resumption as Stranding

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Electronic books - 221 pages
The present work provides a detailed analysis of chain formation and locality conditions imposed on it within the Minimalist Program. It does so by analyzing resumptive strategies in great detail. This study claims that resumptive pronouns and their antecedents are first merged as constituents, and are separated via movement (thus forming instances of discontinuous constituents). Resumptive chains are thus akin to the well-known stranding analysis of quantifier float. A taxonomy of islands is developed that crucially ties barriers for movement to agreement possibilities. The stranding of a resumptive pronoun is shown to limit the role of agreement for the moving element, thereby allowing a chain to be formed across an island.
 

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Contents

Overview
14
CHAPTER 3
18
resumption stranding
25
A note on Quantifier Float
53
Conclusion
63
On the nature of extraction
65
TheCaseofWhphrases
72
The basic cases
78
Conclusion
117
Resumptive pronoun fronting
125
Multiple Abar dependencies
132
Basegeneration?
142
Conclusion
159
References
193
Name index
213
Copyright

Islandhood
97

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