Precede-and-command revisited revisited
Jan-Wouter Zwart
November 2014

A short reply to Benjamin Bruening's 2014 Language article 'Precede-and-command revisited'. The reply questions that Principle C-effects constitute a uniform body of facts calling for a unified explanation, and recalls observations by Bolinger (1977) showing that many Principle C-effects on which judgments vary show sensitivity to discourse demands, but not, as Bruening crucially contends, to phases.
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keywords: principle c, phases, c-command, discourse, precedence, syntax
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