Resumptive Pronouns in Relative Clauses

  title={Resumptive Pronouns in Relative Clauses},
  author={Yael Sharvit},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
  • Y. Sharvit
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Linguistics
  • Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
This paper discusses the role of traces and resumptive pronouns as triggers of functional/pair-list readings of Hebrew restrictive relative clauses. It is claimed that the type of sentence which embeds the relative clause affects the binding options inside it. A relative clause formed of a chain that ends in a trace triggers functional/pair-list readings regardless of the type of sentence which embeds the relative clause. On the other hand, a relative clause formed of a chain that ends in a… 
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