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Diagnosing Movement via the Absence of c-Command Relations

Graf, Thomas, and Sabine Laszakovits

Abstract Based on an earlier finding that almost all c-command dependencies amount to subregular constraints on c-strings, we argue that all exceptions to this generalization involve movement. Since regulating movement is already known to be beyond the purview of c-strings, it is only natural that phenomena that deeply interact with movement may require additional mechanisms beyond c-strings.


    author = {Graf, Thomas and Laszakovits, Sabine},
    title = {Diagnosing Movement via the Absence of c-Command Relations},
    year = {2019},
    note = {Slides presented at the 43rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC43), March 22--24,
            University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA}