Crossing and Stranding at Edges
Colin Davis
October 2018

This paper investigates the distribution of stranding in phase edges by A-bar movement. I argue that the restrictions on such intermediate stranding (IS) provide evidence for the Cyclic Linearization theory of spellout, and a theory of movement as contingent on c-command-constrained Agree, which restricts movement in phrase edges. I show that these claims accurately predict a cross-linguistic word order generalization about IS, and provide insight into when a given edge position is viable for stranding or not.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004138
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keywords: cyclic linearization, pied-piping, stranding, phases, syntax
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