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On the Subclausal Locality of Extraposition from NP
Jason Overfelt
159-170 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


I argue that Extraposition from NP (EXNP) is subject to a grammatically defined subclausal locality condition, but that the output of the EXNP operation can serve as the input for further covert movement that widens the scope of both the host DP and the extraposed relative clause. Distinguishing between the EXNP operation and additional Quantifier Raising in this way allows us to preserve what appears to be an inviolable subclausal locality constraint that limits EXNP and account for a number of interesting interpretive observations regarding the scope of the host, polarity items, and Antecedent-Contained Deletion.

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Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Ulrike Steindl, Thomas Borer, Huilin Fang, Alfredo García Pardo, Peter Guekguezian, Brian Hsu, Charlie O'Hara, and Iris Chuoying Ouyang
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