Constraints on displacement : a phase-based approach

Gereon Müller

This monograph sets out to derive the effects of standard constraints on displacement like the Minimal Link Condition (MLC) and the Condition on Extraction Domain (CED) from more basic principles in a minimalist approach. Assuming that movement via phase edges is possible only in the presence of edge features on phase heads, simple restrictions can be introduced on when such edge features can be inserted derivationally. The resulting system is shown to correctly predict MLC/CED effects (including certain exceptions, like intervention without c-command and melting). In addition, it derives operator-island effects, a restriction on extraction from verb-second clauses, and island repair by ellipsis. The approach presupposes that syntactic operations apply in a fixed order: Timing emerges as crucial. Thus, the book provides new arguments for a strictly derivational organization of syntax. Accordingly, it should be of interest not only to all syntacticians working on islands, but more generally to all scholars interested in the overall organization of grammar.

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  • 1. Introduction, p1-8
  • 2. 1. Locality constraints, p9-66
  • 3. 2. (G)MLC and CED in minimalist syntax, p67-118
  • 4. 3. On deriving (G)MLC effects from the PIC, p119-164
  • 5. 4. On deriving CED effects from the PIC, p165-238
  • 6. 5. Operator island effects, p239-266
  • 7. 6. Movement from verb-second clauses, p267-295
  • 8. 7. Island repair by ellipsis, p297-313
  • 9. Bibliography, p315-335
  • 10. Index, p337-339

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書名 Constraints on displacement : a phase-based approach
著作者等 Müller, Gereon
Muller Gereon
シリーズ名 Language faculty and beyond
出版元 John Benjamins
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 x, 339 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027208248
NCID BB07359629
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ