Islands and Chains: Resumption as Stranding
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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A-bar movement A-movement adjuncts Alexiadou analysis of resumption antecedent Aoun approach argues arguments assume base-generation Baso Basof Benmamoun Boeckx Boskovic c-command capture Case-marked Chamorro Chapter checking Chomsky clitic doubling complementizer contexts contrast D-linked dative derivation discussed domain DP D/the extraction fact fayya feature Ha-fis Hebrew Howard Lasnik INFL inflected preposition instances Irish island effects islandhood Kayne languages Lasnik LDed Lebanese Arabic Maria Mary Match McCloskey ment miin minimalist Minimalist Program morphology non-agreement null O-features object operator option overt Palauan parasitic gaps pied-piping position possessor possible predict preposition present proposal Q-Float relative clauses relevant resumptive chains resumptive pronouns Rizzi S-OCC Scottish Gaelic Section Selayarese Serbo-Croatian SpecCP Sportiche stranding under A-bar strong island structure subextraction subject RPs successive cyclic movement sumption Swiss German syntactic syntax theory tion trigger agreement Uriagereka Vata verb violation weak islands wh-agreement wh-movement Whoj
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