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Linearizing Rightward Movement
Hironobu Kasai
315-323 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


The paper proposes a new analysis of rightward movement, without appealing to rightward adjunction, which is prohibited by Kayne (1994) and Fukui and Takano (1998). It is argued that the construction involves projection of a moved constituent. The proposed analysis gives a natural explanation for the clause-boundedness of rightward movement, which has been a long-standing problem. The relevant clause-boundedness is reducible to the immovability of an intermediate projection, which Hornstein (2005) argues is derivable from the A-over-A principle ultimately.

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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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