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Title: Obligatory (Non)parasitic Gaps
Paper URL: http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000324
Author: Bartosz Oliver Wiland
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Homepage: http://web.mac.com/bartoszwiland
Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The paper advocates the idea that at least in English, obligatory gaps are used in the positions in which either an R-expression or an overt pronoun would produce a constraint violation. Thus, in order to satisfy conditions on interpretation, the computational system renders the derivation to converge at LF. In the case of crossed-over coindexed expressions, the strategy is to reconstruct the nonpronominal item into a pronominal one, which subsequently gets deleted once it is accessible as a bound variable. The analysis additionally shows that the actual gap is not a parasitic gap.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
URL: http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000324


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