Unbounded successive-cyclic rightward DP-movement
Jason Overfelt
September 2015

Larson (1989) noted that rightward movement of a DP past a clausal adjunct can necessitate a parasitic gap inside that clausal adjunct. This paper argues that rightward DP-movement beyond certain adjunct clauses is movement beyond standard Heavy-NP Shift that is licensed by the need to bind the parasitic gap. I show that this correctly predicts a number of observations concerning the exceptional nature of the rightward movement involved. In particular, parasitic gaps are able to license rightward movement that is potentially unbounded and successive-cyclic.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005112
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Published in: Lingua
keywords: rightward movement, parasitic gaps, non-feature-driven movement, unbounded movement, successive-cyclic movement, syntax
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