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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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More on the Single Tree Condition

More on the Single Tree Condition

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(p.15) Chapter 3 More on 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/9780262012904.003.0016

This chapter discusses in more detail the notion of the Single Tree Condition. It presents a number of arguments for the bundling of several conditions at a single level, and the reconstruction of material to a particular spot on the tree, rather than using multiple active copies, or a derivative notion of c-command. Evidence like the “trapping-effect” argument supports A-reconstruction. This A-reconstruction, or copy-and-erasure, was used to place the element in the tree. Six arguments are given for A-reconstruction, including rapping-effect arguments, bound element within DP arguments, and double-binding construction arguments.

Keywords:   A-reconstruction, Single Tree Condition, Chomsky, rapping-effect arguments, DP arguments, double-binding construction

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