How to Generate Adjuncts by MERGE
Takanori Nakashima
May 2022

This paper argues that Pair-Merge is eliminable, demonstrating that adjunction is a subcase of MERGE (Chomsky, Ott, and Gallego 2019; Chomsky 2019, 2020) that maps a workspace onto another workspace. This proposal accounts for the invisibility of adjuncts with respect to extraction, labeling, theta-relation, and binding. If this proposal is on the right track, adjunction, as well as hierarchical structure and displacement, is a consequence of MERGE, the single operation attributed to UG.
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Reference: lingbuzz/006649
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Published in: Submitted to Proceedings of NELS 52
keywords: merge, pair-merge, adjuncts, the adjunct condition, reconstruction, syntax
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