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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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The Architecture of the Derivation

The Architecture of the Derivation

(p.51) Chapter 7 The Architecture of the Derivation
Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Samuel Jay Keyser

The MIT Press

This chapter presents two proposals. The first involves free lexical insertion, and the impossibility of moving stray affixes in wh-movement. NP movement (A-movement) did not have stray Case affixes, and could move freely without lexical insertion. The second proposal raises the possibility of a thematic subtree and an independent Case frame. The latter had pro elements, and movement took place on it. Five arguments are given for this proposal, which necessitates rethinking the architecture of the grammar.

Keywords:   free lexical insertion, stray affixes, Case affixes, thematic subtree, grammar

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