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Move is Remerge

@inproceedings{Cheng2004MoveIR,
  title={Move is Remerge},
  author={N. C. Cheng},
  year={2004}
}
  • N. C. Cheng
  • Published 2004
  • In this paper I discuss a basic theoretical question: Does movement contain a step of copying? Since Chomsky (1993), Copy as an operation to derive displacement effects has been introduced into the syntactic theory. In contrast, it is also claimed that displacement effects are achieved by the operation Remerge, without any copy operation (Epstein et al. 1998, among others). I present some problems of the Copy Theory of movement: the problematic motivation and implementation of the assumed PF… CONTINUE READING
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