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The Substance of Language Volume IThe Domain of Syntax$
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John M. Anderson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199608317

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.001.0001

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Issues in clause structure

Issues in clause structure

(p.189) 5 Issues in clause structure
The Substance of Language Volume I

John M. Anderson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses phenomena that have been appealed to in work advocating ‘head‐to‐head movement’. It is argued that such a mechanism further weakens the restrictiveness of syntax, despite introducing further tracking-devices. On the basis of a discussion of English and French, an alternative analysis of ‘movement to Infl’ and ‘movement to Comp’ is offered. The latter is provided with the non‐movement lexical account already appealed to in the discussion of interrogatives in Chapter 4. Analysis of the former invokes differences between languages in how much argument incorporation they permit in the lexicon, and this is illustrated from a range of languages. French is interpreted as involving incorporation of pronominal complements that may be coreferential with an adjunct, where English has a complement. This accounts for various differences between the languages in adverb position.

Keywords:   head‐to‐head movement, lexical incorporation, apposition and coreferentiality, complement vs. adjunct, adverb position

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