Subextraction from Phase Edges

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© Oxford University Press, 2013. This chapter investigates Chomsky's (2008) phase-based analysis of CED effects, which capitalizes on an opacity created by phasal specifiers (socalled 'edges'). After reviewing different pieces of evidence, it is argued that an Agree/Activity Condition approach to islandhood phenomena is theoretically and empirically superior, a conclusion that is pushed to A-over- A situations where sub-extraction takes place from dependents displaced to the CP edge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators
Place of PublicationNova York (US)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010

Publication series

NameOxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics


  • Aboutness dependent
  • Activity condition
  • CED effects
  • Edge
  • Freezing


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