By Cedric Boeckx
Realizing Minimalist Syntax introduces the common sense of the Minimalist software by way of examining famous descriptive generalizations approximately long-distance dependencies. An advent to the common sense of the minimalist application - arguably an important department of syntaxProposes a brand new idea of the way long-distance dependencies are shaped, with implications for theories of locality, and the minimalist application as an entire Introduces the good judgment of the minimalist software by way of reading famous descriptive generalizations approximately long-distance dependencies, and asks why they need to be precise of average languages wealthy in empirical insurance, for you to be welcomed through specialists within the box, but obtainable adequate for college kids searching for an creation to the minimalist application.
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26) a. Hafa um-istotba hao [ni malago’-ña i +Nmlz-his the what UM-disturb you Comp what+ lahi-mu t]? ’ b. Hayi um-istótotba hao? ’ (27) Hafa s-in-angan-ña si Juan [pära godde-tta +Nmlz-his Unm Juan Fut tie+ +Nmlz-our what IN-say+ ni chiba t]? ’ Notice that the wh-phrase itself cannot trigger agreement on any clause except the one it extracts from. UMSC02 3/22/07 11:16 AM Page 19 Marks of Successive Cyclicity 19 (28) *Hafa hassóso-mmu [pära fa’gase-mmu + +Nmlz-your what think+1pf+Nmlz-your Fut wash+ ni kareta t]?
McCloskey (2000) discusses data from Irish English varieties that in addition to (45) also allow (46). (46) What did you get all for Christmas? Similar facts obtain in long-distance extraction cases. Witness (47) and (48). (47) What all did John say that Peter ate for breakfast? (48) What did John say that Peter ate all for breakfast? If we follow Sportiche (1988) in taking quantifier float to be the result of stranding of all, and if we follow Bofkovih (2004) in saying that stranding of all is disallowed in positions where theta-roles are UMSC02 3/22/07 11:16 AM Page 27 Marks of Successive Cyclicity 27 assigned, data like (46) and (48) provide evidence for intermediate steps of movement.
32) Kofi bie be lamata *e/wo fo Kosi. ’ UMSC02 3/22/07 11:16 AM Page 22 22 Marks of Successive Cyclicity (33) Me e gblo be e/wo fo? ’ Admittedly we do not fully understand what triggers the change in subject pronoun in matrix questions, but that the change appears to be dependent on a wh-phrase in the vicinity of the subject pronoun suggests that movement may at least proceed in intermediate steps in long-distance cases. 3 Phonology Phonological evidence for successive cyclic movement comes from the presence vs.