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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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Verb Movement and Incorporation

Verb Movement and Incorporation

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Agreement and Head Movement

Ian Roberts

The MIT Press

This chapter examines whether head movement can be analyzed more generally as cliticization/incorporation. It shows that analysis of cliticization as incorporation extends to the core cases of head movement with LF-effects: Auxiliary movement and verb movement. The chapter also provides evidence that the A-over-A Condition does not always rule out head movement. These cases also involve defective goals. In this context, the chapter contrasts V-movement to T with VP-movement to SpecTP of the kind observed in various verb-object-subject (VOS) and verb-subject-object (VSO) languages. VP-movement, but not defective goal, can satisfy the EPP in these languages. Finally, the chapter considers the morphological expression of tense distinctions in the VOS/VSO languages, as compared to that in many Romance and Germanic languages.

Keywords:   LF-effects, head movement, auxiliary movement, verb movement, cliticization, incorporation, A-over-A Condition, defective goal, VOS language, VSO language

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