Object drop in Spanish is not island-sensitive
Matías Verdecchia
May 2022

Campos (1986) argues that object drop in Spanish exhibits island effects. This claim has remained unchallenged up to date and is largely assumed in the literature. In this squib, I show that this characterization is not empirically correct: given a proper discourse context, null objects can easily appear within a syntactic island in Spanish. This observation constitutes a non-trivial problem for object drop analyses based on movement.
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Reference: lingbuzz/006559
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Published in: To appear in Journal of Linguistics
keywords: object drop - islands - spanish - movement, syntax
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