Paths in Remnant Movement: A single solution to three problems in the Polish OVS syntax
Bartosz Wiland
February 2010

While remnant movement (RM) has served as a replacement for head movement and has been argued to lead to certain permutations in word order while disallowing some others, little attention has been devoted to the consequences RM has for clausal syntax. In this work, I illustrate one such consequence, namely the rise of crossing and nesting movement dependencies and their reflexes. In particular, I make a case for the existence of massive RM that involves entire clausal subtrees in Polish. The analysis provides a uniform solution to three robust puzzles in the Polish OVS construction in a straightforward way.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001013
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Published in: Proceedings of NELS 40 (2013), pp. 253-264
keywords: remnant movement, paths, functional sequence, binding, wco, syntax
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