The paper accounts for the full paradigm of extraction out of Spanish DPs given certain independently needed assumptions regarding locality and the structure of nominals. First, Abney's (1987) DP-hypothesis is assumed by extending Grohmann's (2000) division of clause structure into three domains to the DP; second, the paper follows Grohmann's (2000) implementation of the Anti-Locality Hypothesis (cf. Boskovic 1994, 1997, among others) and Manzini's (1994) Locality Principle (cf. also Fox and Lasnik 2003). These locality conditions regulate the length of phrasal movement, which must involve two adjacent minimal domains, and help us to account for the blocking effects in Spanish DPs.
Selected Proceedings of the 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
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