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Syntax Interface Lectures Utrecht


7 November 2016
15:15 - 16:30
Trans 8, room 0.19 (A.W. de Grootkamer)

Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng (Leiden University), joint work with Hamida Demirdache

Title: On covert movement. Partially fronted wh vs. wh-in-situ

Abstract: In this paper, we provide evidence that covert movement can be partial terminal movement, and it can be non-successive cyclic. We entertain the possibility that this connects with Fox and Pesetsky’s (2005) proposal in which cyclicity is a result of PF interface conditions on linearization (i.e., Order preservation). In particular, covert movement is constrained by a Scope Preservation Principle.