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Ways of Structure Building$
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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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“Lasnik‐Effects” and String‐Vacuous ATB Movement *

“Lasnik‐Effects” and String‐Vacuous ATB Movement *

(p.169) 8 “Lasnik‐Effects” and String‐Vacuous ATB Movement*
Ways of Structure Building

Jun Abe

Norbert Hornstein

Oxford University Press

The question raised in this chapter is why string-vacuous movement is insensitive to locality effects. It argues that, although such movement creates a normal chain, it is the bottom copy that is pronounced due to the fact that overt movement must have a PF effect. Since such locality effects, as caused by the Right Roof Constraint (RRC) and island conditions, apply only to “overt” movement, it follows that string-vacuous movement does not show locality effects. Thus, the chapter supports Sabbagh”s (2007) Across-the-Board (ATB) movement analysis of Right Node Raising (RNR): the latter always involves ATB movement. This idea is implemented in Lasnikian (2001) fashion: copy deletion as it applies within ATB chains results in the elimination of “offending” copies, thereby “saving” otherwise illicit derivations. The authors show that a refinement of Sabbagh”s analysis accommodates Japanese Left Node Raising (LNR) constructions, the mirror image of English RNR structures.

Keywords:   string-vacuous movement, across-the-board movement, right node raising, left node raising, locality insensitivity, PF output condition, single cycle hypothesis, right edge restriction

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