A-Chains At The Pf-Interface: Copies And `Covert Movement

@article{Bobaljik2002AChainsAT,
  title={A-Chains At The Pf-Interface: Copies And `Covert Movement},
  author={J. Bobaljik},
  journal={Natural Language & Linguistic Theory},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={197-267}
}
  • J. Bobaljik
  • Published 2002
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
This paper develops an argument for the copy theory ofmovement based on consideration of Holmberg's Generalization [HG], a well-documented constrainton object shift in the Germanic languages. A particular formulation of HG is presented,tying it to verb movement, and this is defended against the alternative formulation presented inHolmberg (1999). It is argued that HG is the result of a morphophonological constraint on verbinflection, requiring merger under PF-adjacency,support for which comes… Expand
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