Proper Interleaving of A- & A'-movement: a Brazilian Portuguese Case Study
Filipe Hisao Kobayashi
December 2020

This paper argues against the existence of the Ban on Improper Movement, or any other similar constraints on A- and A'-movement interactions. The argument is em- pirical: configurations found in Brazilian Portuguese, referred to as interleaved movement, are shown to involve A-movement of an A'-moved element. An analysis of these configurations is proposed which highlights that they are exactly what one expects from a grammar without a ban on A-after-A'chains. The proposal has important consequences for the treatment of phenomena that have been standardly subsumed within the scope of the Ban on Improper Movement. Comments and suggestions are very welcome!
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Reference: lingbuzz/005609
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keywords: ban on improper movement, a- and a'-movement, successive cyclic movement, horizons, brazilian portuguese, syntax
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