Cyclic Linearization and Island Repair in Sluicing

Chunan Qiu

Abstract


Cyclic Linearization is adopted to account for the island repair of Sluicing in English. The extraction of wh-phrase out of certain islands undergoes non-successive-cyclic movement, which yields conflicting ordering statements. The derivation can be rescued by deleting all ordering statements in IP, including those conflicting ones. Two arguments concerning Complex NP Constraint (relative clause) and Adjunct Island support the proposal.


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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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