A–movement and the EPP

@article{Bokovi2002AmovementAT,
  title={A–movement and the EPP},
  author={Željko Bo{\vs}kovi{\'c}},
  journal={Syntax},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={167-218}
}
The article argues that the EPP should be eliminated. It is shown that in a number of constructions the EPP does not hold at all. Where it does appear to hold, its effects follow from independent mechanisms of the grammar. EPP effects concerning the final landing site of A–movement follow from Case theory. Intermediate [Spec,IP]s are filled as a result of the requirement of successive cyclicity (i.e., locality); otherwise they remain empty, which is unexpected if the EPP were to hold. In… Expand
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