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Movement & Islands

Abels, Klaus; (2018) Movement & Islands. In: van Craenenbroeck, J and Temmerman, T, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom. (In press).

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Abstract

This chapter discusses two strands of research where the interaction of ellipsis with movement has been used to construct arguments pertaining to the implementation of movement in the grammar, the architecture of the grammar, and the nature of the grammar more broadly. Both lines of research discussed in this chapter take as their empirical starting point asymmetries in the behavior of moved constituents depending on whether movement originates within an ellipsis site or not. Movement from an ellipsis site is sometimes less restricted than movement from an overt phrase hypothesized to correspond to the silent structure at the ellipsis site and sometimes more restricted. The overall conclusions we can draw from the phenomena sampled here are that syntactic structure is present at the ellipsis site, that locality constraints are most likely not lifted within the ellipsis site, and that the identity condition on ellipsis is semantic/pragmatic rather than syntactic.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Movement & Islands
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Syntax, ellipsis, sluicing, movement, island.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1527406
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