Relativized relatives : Types of intervention in the acquisition of Abar dependencies

@inproceedings{Friedmanna2008RelativizedR,
  title={Relativized relatives : Types of intervention in the acquisition of Abar dependencies},
  author={Naama Friedmanna},
  year={2008}
}
  • Naama Friedmanna
  • Published 2008
Young children find (some) object relatives much harder to understand than subject relatives. The main finding of this article is that not all object relatives are difficult. The difficulty with object relatives (and object Wh-questions) is selective: it depends on the structural similarity between the A’-moved element and the intervening subject. We interpret this selective effect in terms of a proper extension of Relativized Minimality, the principle of syntactic theory which expresses… CONTINUE READING