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Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati


This book owes its title to a simple idea: words are special because they can provide a label for free when they merge with some other category. An exemplification of this special power of words is introduced by the familiar head-complement configurations. For example, the structure that is created when a verb and a direct object DP are merged receives a label from the verb, namely it is a VP. One idea that unifies the linguistic analyses presented in this book is that a word can provide the label even in case of movement. This has important consequences, because movement of a word is special ... More

Keywords: Labeling, phrase structure, relative clauses, intervention effects, words

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028721
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlo Cecchetto, author
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Caterina Donati, author
Sapienza University of Rome