Recently, a number of analyses have advanced a thesis that syntactic heads are immobile and that head movement does not exist in grammar. Such approaches take dislocation of the head X0 to be an instance of a remnant movement of the XP-constituent, preceded by vacating movements of other members of the XP. Detrimental to the claim that head movement does not exist is a scenario in which a dislocation of X0 is followed by a remnant movement of the XP-constituent. This paper argues that such a derivational scenario is attested in Polish, where V0-movement precedes the fronting of the headless VP. Such an analysis explains the interaction between scrambling and repetitive vs. restitutive reading of again in a straightforward way.
Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Natasha Abner and Jason Bishop Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-428-7 library binding
vii + 466 pages
publication date: 2008
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA