© 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.
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- Aboutness dependent
- Activity condition
- CED effects