Obligatory (non)parasitic gaps
Bartosz Wiland
January 2005

The paper advocates the idea that at least in English, obligatory gaps are used in the positions in which either an R-expression or an overt pronoun would produce a constraint violation. Thus, in order to satisfy conditions on interpretation, the computational system renders the derivation to converge at LF. In the case of crossed-over coindexed expressions, the strategy for the CS is to reconstruct the nonpronominal item into a pronominal one and subsequently delete it once it is accessible as a bound variable. The analysis additionally shows that the gaps in the relevant positions are not parasitic gaps.
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Reference: lingbuzz/000324
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Published in: Proceedings of the 1st Student Conference on Formal Linguistics
keywords: parasitic gaps, cross-over, vehicle change, linked pronouns, bound variables, condition b, insulation effect, syntax
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