This paper explores how right node raising (RNR) interacts with other syntactic operations such as VP ellipsis, pseudogapping, gapping, and VP topicalization. It updates and reevaluates data from Abels (2004) which claims that such paradigms are evidence for an ellipsis account of RNR, concluding instead that a rightward across-the board (ATB) movement account of RNR makes better predictions about grammaticality.
Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie
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