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Missing Labels: Head Movement as Project Both
Barbara Citko
121-128 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper explores the nature of syntactic labels in the Minimalist Program. It proposes that the labeling possibilities are less restricted than traditionally thought. It develops an account of head movement in which the labels of both the moving head and the constituent it targets project as the label of the new constituent. Such a Project Both account of head movement avoids the problems with the standard account, and can explain some of the restrictions on head movement.

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Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie
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