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Parameters of Predicate Fronting$
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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld and Dennis Ott

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197545553

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197545553.001.0001

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Predicate doubling by phonological copying

Predicate doubling by phonological copying

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(p.157) Chapter 7 Predicate doubling by phonological copying
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Parameters of Predicate Fronting
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Gereon Müller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197545553.003.0007

In this paper, I argue for an approach to copy constructions in syntax that does not rely on the copy theory of movement; rather, it employs copy operations as in standard cases of reduplication. As a case study, I consider predicate doubling constructions in (two varieties of) German, Hebrew, and Asante Twi. I argue that the choice between copying and do support in predicate doubling constructions can be reduced to the order of the two operations Move and Copy. The analysis relies on the assumption that predicate fronting in German must involve VPs (and cannot involve bare Vs); in an appendix, I provide independent evidence for this.

Keywords:   reduplication, predicate doubling, repair, copy, do-support, locality, remnant movement, German, Hebrew, Asante Twi

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