Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199858774
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979912 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery

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This chapter explores two different approaches to derive locality effects on movement. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 3.2 explores a positional account of intervention effects in which SpecFinP plays a central role. Section 3.3 presents the alternative feature-based approach. Section 3.4 shows how the feature-based approach can account for the restrictions on argument topicalization in English. Section 3.5 discusses remaining problems for the account. Section 3.6 briefly extends the feature-based account to locative inversion, inversion around be, and VPpreposing. Section 3.7 is a summary of the chapter.

Keywords: locality effects; movement; SpecFinP; English argument topicalization

Chapter.  19408 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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