On a PP / DP asymmetry in extraction

  title={On a PP / DP asymmetry in extraction},
  author={Valentina Bianchi and Cristiano Chesi}
Preverbal subject DPs in English seem to allow for the extraction of a PP complement, but not of a DP complement stranding the preposition of. Assuming a top-down computation, we argue that an extracted PP cannot be re-merged within a criterial preverbal subject (in the sense of Rizzi 2006), but it can be re-merged within a non-criterial subject that has… CONTINUE READING