We will focus now on the issue of how conflicts

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We will focus now on the issue of how conflicts between constraints have been treated/circumvented in GB theory
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Disguised Conflicts in GB In a representational model such as GB, there seems to be no need for conflict resolution à la rule ordering. At least the intrinsic rule ordering case discussed above (wh-movement and Case) can be restated easily in terms of trace theory: who do you think that she loves t Case goes to t and is then transmitted
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Disguised Conflicts in GB But for the correct account of the passive, we still need to assume that passivization precedes Case assignment ... This is a matter or architecture in GB: passivization happens in the lexicon, and therefore precedes even D- structure ...
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Disguised Conflicts in GB It may thus seem not unlikely that GB shifted its conflicts into the grammatical architecture. And there is some evidence that this is a correct view ...
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The architecture of GB LEXICON D-Structure Move! S-Structure Phonetic Logical Form Form
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The architecture of GB Lexical Processes precede EVERYTHING Passive formation Causative formation Where does the rule apply? America is inhabited by many people America is uninhabited by many people
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S It is a consequence of the theory of thematic roles that an object should be the first sister of the verb to which is belongs semantically: I think that John loves Mary *I think Mary that John loves He told Mary that it was raining He told that it was raining Mary
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S But in a passive, the semantic object placed in front of the subject position he was invited _ by Mary and in a raising situation, it moves even further he seems to be invited _ by Mary
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S This displacement is due to the EXTENDED PROJECTION PRINCIPLE*: Every clause must have a filled subject position The conflict between theta-theory and the EPP* is resolved in favor of EPP*
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S A conflict between EPP* and the theta-theory is avoided in GB by two assumptions: EPP* need not not hold at D-structure (so that D-S can be constructed without a conflict with EPP*) The theta-theory is respected at S- structure due to trace theory
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S he seems to be invited t by Mary The arguments that theta-theory must hold after D-S are not very compelling, however ... No movement into theta-positions but these are not empty ... but these have no „attraction“ potential
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S Bill is easy to please __ is easy to please Bill Maybe there IS movement to „theta- positions“ So we might simply say: Theta-theory: D-S EPP*: S-S
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S A consequence: the conflict between the EPP and theta-theory should always we resolved in the same way ... BUT cf. GERMAN!!
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S dass dem Kind das Buch gestohlen wurde that the-dat the-nom book stolen was the nominative sits in between the dative and the verb ... Thus, it cannot have been moved to subject position ...
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Constraints at D-S and at S-S No visible raising:
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