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Raising in Tagalog
Paul Law
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It is argued that raising in Tagalog involves neither A- nor A-bar-movement. The raised argument is in fact base-generated in the matrix clause. A variety of facts—lack of reconstruction and strong crossover effects, discontinuous idioms, pronominal syncretism, resumptive pronouns, no clausal source for raising, scope as well as binding—supports this conclusion. Tagalog differs from English in that the complement clause of a raising verb is finite. The raised argument thus cannot possibly be A-moved from the complement clause, for A-movement is in principle impossible out of a finite clause.

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Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Mary Byram Washburn, Katherine McKinney-Bock, Erika Varis, Ann Sawyer, and Barbara Tomaszewicz
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