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Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left PeripheryThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8$
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Liliane Haegeman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199858774

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.001.0001

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Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery

Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery

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(p.105) 3. Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery
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Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery
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Liliane Haegeman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0003

This chapter explores two different approaches to derive locality effects on movement. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 3.2 explores a positional account of intervention effects in which SpecFinP plays a central role. Section 3.3 presents the alternative feature-based approach. Section 3.4 shows how the feature-based approach can account for the restrictions on argument topicalization in English. Section 3.5 discusses remaining problems for the account. Section 3.6 briefly extends the feature-based account to locative inversion, inversion around be, and VPpreposing. Section 3.7 is a summary of the chapter.

Keywords:   locality effects, movement, SpecFinP, English argument topicalization

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