Cognitive Constraints and Island Effects.

  title={Cognitive Constraints and Island Effects.},
  author={Philip Hofmeister and Ivan A. Sag},
  volume={86 2},
Competence-based theories of island effects play a central role in generative grammar, yet the graded nature of many syntactic islands has never been properly accounted for. Categorical syntactic accounts of island effects have persisted in spite of a wealth of data suggesting that island effects are not categorical in nature and that non-structural manipulations that leave island structures intact can radically alter judgments of island violations. We argue here, building on work by Deane… CONTINUE READING
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