1Vita Markman 11/07/07 Syntax Week 9, Lectures 2 (V-to-T movement – finish up; Binding Theory) Week 10 Binding Theory 1.Review ÆWhat are some diagnostics for determining whether there is V-to-T movement in a language? ÆIs there V-to-T movement in English declarative sentences? How can you tell? ÆWhat is the significance of the fact that it is not possible to say (1) while (2) is fine? (1)* John fears not the fat cat (by the way note, that this sentence is acceptable if it is meant to be ‘archaic-sounding’. Something like ‘Fear not the fat cat my child!’ What does this tell us about the historical development of English with respect to verb raising?) (2)The fat cat has not frightened John Æis the position of the auxiliary ‘’have’ and ‘will’ the same initially? How can we test that? (3)John will not fear the fat cat soon (4)John was not worrying about the fat cat ÆWhat about the placement of negation in the following sentence (5): (5)John will/ could/ should (not) have (not) seen the fat cat ÆWhat is a descriptive generalization regarding the position of the auxiliary with respect to negation in sentences containing multiple auxiliaries? How can we explain this generalization? ÆTÆC movement
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