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Where Does Binding Theory Apply?$
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David Lebeaux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012904

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001

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Reconstruction Down A-Chains, and the Single Tree Condition

Reconstruction Down A-Chains, and the Single Tree Condition

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(p.5) Chapter 2 Reconstruction Down A-Chains, and the Single Tree Condition
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Where Does Binding Theory Apply?
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Samuel Jay Keyser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.003.0014

This chapter first shows that, in terms of reconstruction, A-chains operate identically to A′-chains. It then presents five more arguments to show the possibility of A-reconstruction. Because the arguments for A-reconstruction are so powerful, the question arises as to why the reconstruction analysis has not generally been accepted. The chapter suggests three reasons for this.

Keywords:   quantifiers, A-chains, A-reconstruction

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