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Explaining SyntaxRepresentations, Structures, and Computation$
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Peter W. Culicover

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199660230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.001.0001

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Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997) *

Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997) *

(p.190) (p.191) 7 Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997)*
Explaining Syntax

Michael S. Rochemont

Peter W. Culicover

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the properties of rightward positioned adjuncts in English that are in some sense dependent for their interpretation on a position elsewhere in the sentence, e.g., relative and result clause extraposition and rightmost positioned (argument) heavy noun phrases (NPs). It shows that the facts about extraposition can be fully accommodated on a leftward movement account in which the extraposed constituent achieves its rightmost position through the leftward movement of other elements in the sentence. It also shows that it is possible to provide a leftward movement analysis of the rightmost heavy NPs that is fully compatible with the data considered.

Keywords:   extraposition constructions, rightward movement, relative clause extraposition, result clause extraposition, noun phrases, leftward movement

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