Economy of Derivation and Its Application

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Abstract

In this paper, I will provide a unified account for the following three seemingly distinct phenomena in terms of Chomsky's (1995) condition on competing derivations and Collins's (1994) Node Traversing Economy: first, the possible order of topics, preposed negatives, and wh-words in pre-sentence positions; second, the proper binding effects in upward movements; finally, the generalizaion that a CP boundary is a barrier for NP-movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-72
Number of pages17
JournalEL
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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