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Weak islands and extraction

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers negative islands, wh islands, and factive/presuppositional islands which allow extraction of some wh expressions: individual denoting vs. manners, reasons, amounts; arguments ... More


Wh inside islands

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter asks whether wh in-situ can violate islands. The semantic challenge posed by pied piping of DPs/PPs, in English or in-situ languages, is discussed. One solution is to reconstruct. ... More


Islands: Survey

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that Classical NEG Raising (NR) is sensitive to syntactic islands and considers a range of cases where it is blocked by island constraints, such as those involving clausal ... More


Wh-Islands*

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes that the maximal informativity requirement can also explain why wh-islands arise. The first part of the chapter discusses degree questions. In Section 4.2 I show that verbs fall ... More


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