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Subextraction from Phase Edges

Ángel J. Gallego

in The Complementizer Phase

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584352
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0004

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Subextraction from Phase Edges

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This chapter investigates Chomsky's (2008) phase‐based analysis of CED effects, which capitalizes on an opacity created by phasal specifiers (so‐called ‘edges’). After reviewing different pieces of evidence, it is argued that an Agree/Activity Condition approach to islandhood phenomena is theoretically and empirically superior, a conclusion that is pushed to A‐over‐A situations where sub‐extraction takes place from dependents displaced to the CP edge.

Keywords: aboutness dependent; activity condition; CED effects; edge; freezing

Chapter.  9048 words. 

Subjects: Semantics

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