08 - Subjacency - 11 2/20/08 - Subjacency Homework back on...

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2/20/08 - Subjacency Homework back on Monday - also new hw due Ross Island Constraint Want to derive binding constraints from a more general principle Chomsky: Subjacency attempts to unify a subset of the constraints allows us to dispense with the idea of unbounded movement Subjacency α + β can’t be related by movement in the following structure ... α ... [BC . .. [BC . .. β ... ] . .. ] Blocking categories (BC): DP, IP [ CP [Which book]3 [ IP do you think that [ CP t2 that [ IP Bill said [ CP t1 Mary would read t ] ] ] cyclic movement CP is a cyclic node Cases where subjacency rules out [ CP How j were [ IP you wondering [ CP whose car i [ IP to Fx t i t j ] ] ] ] ] Assumption: Frst step was to move ‘whose car’ Try: Frst move ‘how’, there will be a vacant spec CP Movement is to be cyclic - here we are going back to check the lower one again. need to disallow going back to a previous step of the cycle Strict Cycle no convincing case where you have to avoid this Strict Cycle; Nothing can move from a position c-commanded by
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