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Author: Authier, J. Marc
Haegeman, Liliane
Date: 2012
Published in: Iberia: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 4 (1), 61-91.
Document type: Article
Abstract: Based on an examination of some asymmetries between VP ellipsis and VP fronting, this paper argues for an intervention approach and against a truncation approach to the distribution of main clause phenomena in adverbial clauses and, by extension, in non-root contexts in general. Adopting Authier’s (2011) treatment of VP ellipsis whereby the to-be-elided VP undergoes fronting in the computational component but fails to be spelled out at PF, these asymmetries follow from the fact that a fronted VP, being an intervener for wh-movement in adverbial clauses, triggers a PF crash unless ellipsis allows the derivation to converge via Bošković’s (2011) ‘rescue by PF deletion’ mechanism. This proposal entails that adverbial clauses are derived by wh-movement (Haegeman (2006) among others) and that the landing site for VP fronting is available in a non-root environment, two assumptions that militate against a truncation account of non-root clauses. Partiendo del examen de algunas asimetrías entre la elipsis del SV y la anteposición del SV, este artículo propone una explicación basada en la intervención y contrario a un enfoque basado en el truncamiento de la distribución de los fenómenos de...
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Baseado numa análise de algumas assimetrias entre elipse de VP e fronteamento de VP, este artigo defende uma abordagem intervencional e rejeita uma abordagem de truncamento da distribuição de fenómenos de orações raiz em orações adverbiais e, por...
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Cite: Authier, J.M. y Haegeman, L. (2012). An intervention account of the distribution of main clause phenomena: Evidence from ellipsis. Iberia: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 4 (1), 61-91.
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