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Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199644933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001

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Structure Building From Below: More on Survive and Covert Movement 1

Structure Building From Below: More on Survive and Covert Movement 1

(p.297) 13 Structure Building From Below: More on Survive and Covert Movement1
Ways of Structure Building

Winfried Lechner

Oxford University Press

In derivational models, syntactic dislocation can be motivated by one of two requirements. Either a node moves in order to obtain a closer relation with a matching set of features higher in the tree, or movement evacuates a category from a local environment with which it is incompatible. This chapter discusses the second conception: movement is not teleological but serves the purpose of resolving local conflicts. Specifically, it proposes that various aspects of dislocation are best understood as a consequence of The Survive Principle (TSP; Stroik 2009). Based on Lechner (2009), the chapter suggests that syntactic movement and type driven dislocation are induced by one factor that shows up in two guises: incompatibility of a node with its sister node and its feature specification and/or logical type. The chapter also shows that the TSP model admits a unified analysis of scope restrictions on double object construction and inverse linking.

Keywords:   movement, scope, locality, double object construction, type driven interpretation, inverse linking, predicate fronting, scrambling

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