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Diagnosing Syntax$
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Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.001.0001

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Phrasal Movement and Its Discontents: Diseases and Diagnoses

Phrasal Movement and Its Discontents: Diseases and Diagnoses

(p.122) (p.123) 7 Phrasal Movement and Its Discontents: Diseases and Diagnoses
Diagnosing Syntax

David Pesetsky

Oxford University Press

The chapter starts from the observation that a diagnostic is simply an argument in which one has particular confidence, put to practical use. The logical space of possible arguments for phrasal movement is sketched and exemplified with examples of such arguments, some well‐known and others more recently proposed. Hartman’s (2012) discussion of intervention effects is cited as an instance in which an established property of movement (intervention effects in A‐movement constructions) diagnosed the distribution of movement in a more poorly understood construction (English tough movement). The question of whether phrasal movement exists in the first place is taken up, in the context of the history of its discovery and current syntactic approaches that dispense with it.

Keywords:   movement, binding, intervention, tough movement, structure preservation, syntax

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