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Agreement and Head MovementClitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals$
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Ian Roberts

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014304

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.001.0001

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LF-Effects of Head Movement

LF-Effects of Head Movement

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(p.6) (p.7) 1 LF-Effects of Head Movement
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Agreement and Head Movement
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Ian Roberts

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0002

This chapter challenges Noam Chomsky’s proposition that the semantic effects of head-raising in the core inflectional system are slight or non-existent, in contrast with XP-movement, and instead, shows that head movement does not differ much in its LF-effects from DP-movement (A-movement). Thus, at least some cases of head movement must be analyzed as part of narrow syntax. The chapter presents two cases where head movement appears to affect LF and which indicate that head movement can interact with polarity licensing as well as the determination of scope and reconstruction effects, and also looks at serious problems affecting a remnant movement account of these phenomena. Finally, it considers why many instances of head movement lack clear semantic effects.

Keywords:   Noam Chomsky, semantic effects, head-raising, head movement, narrow syntax, polarity licensing, remnant movement, LF-effects

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