NP Movement: How to Merge and Move in Tough-Constructions
Dominique Sportiche
March 2006
 

I apply ideas about movement found in http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000163 to suggest that tough-movement is a combination of A-bar movement as standardly assumed since Chomsky's "On wh-movement", "followed" by movement of what becomes a subconstituent of the superficial subject of the construction (NP movement).
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keywords: tough-movement, infinitival relatives, np-movement, syntax
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