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When Too-Local Movement Requires PF-Distinctness

@inproceedings{Nevins2004WhenTM,
  title={When Too-Local Movement Requires PF-Distinctness},
  author={A. Nevins},
  year={2004}
}
This paper provides supporting evidence for a number of hypotheses made in recent models of derivational syntax. The phenomenon under study is shm-reduplication in English, a particular instance of the more general, cross-linguistic pattern of echo reduplication. It is argued that the two elements in a reduplicated structure form a chain of two left-peripheral positions that, due to a distinctness requirement within a Spell-Out unit for the Transfer to PF, cannot be mapped onto linear order. A… Expand

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