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Title: Islands and Chains
Subtitle: Resumption as stranding
Written By: Cedric Boeckx
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 63

The present work provides a detailed analysis of chain formation and locality conditions imposed on it within the Minimalist Program. It does so by analyzing resumptive strategies in great detail. This study claims that resumptive pronouns and their antecedents are first merged as constituents, and are separated via movement (thus forming instances of discontinuous constituents). Resumptive chains are thus akin to the well-known stranding analysis of quantifier float. A taxonomy of islands is developed that crucially ties barriers for movement to agreement possibilities. The stranding of a resumptive pronoun is shown to limit the role of agreement for the moving element, thereby allowing a chain to be formed across an island.

Table of contents

Preface xi
1. Introduction 1–16
2. The nature of resumption 17–63
3. On the nature of extraction 65–117
4. Further aspects of resumption 119–159
5. Conclusion 161–162
Notes 163–192
References 193–211
Name index 213–216
Language index 217–218
Subject index 219–221

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Generative Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588114090
ISBN-13: 9781588114099
Pages: xii, 224 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227861
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 224 pp.
Prices: EUR 99.00