Chapter

Don't Feed Your Movements When You Shift Your Objects<sup>*</sup>

Željko Bošković

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199644933
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741609 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0010

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Don't Feed Your Movements When You Shift Your Objects*

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The chapter provides a new argument for Chomsky’s (2008) parallel movement hypothesis, which eliminates traditional A-A’ movement feeding relations, based on quantifier float in Icelandic object shift constructions, and shows that the mechanism in question provides a tool for teasing apart different analyses of Icelandic object shift. In particular, it provides an argument that the landing site of Icelandic object shift is higher than SpecvP/SpecAgroP.

Keywords: object shift; parallel movement; quantifier float; Icelandic; phase-impenetrability condition; A-A' movement feeding

Chapter.  3551 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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