The locative inversion construction in english: Topicalization and the pronunciation of the lower copy

Suguru Mikami

研究成果: Article査読

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In the Locative Inversion Construction in English, where the subject DP (i.e. the Theme DP) occurs post-verbally, the Location PP appears to occupy the so-called “subject position” (cf. Nishihara (1999, 2005)). In this paper, adopting the copy theory of movement (Chomsky (1995)), I alternatively propose that in this construction, the Spec of TP is filled by the Theme DP. In particular, I argue that the Theme DP undergoes A-movement to the Spec of TP at narrow syntax, with the lower copy in its original position pronounced at PF due to the status of the DP as a focused XP, while the Location PP undergoes overt A'-movement to the Spec of TopP via Topicalization.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)297-328
ページ数32
ジャーナルEnglish Linguistics
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出版ステータスPublished - 2010
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 言語学および言語

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