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Linguistic Inquiry

Winter 2000, Vol. 31, No. 1, Pages 141-156.
(doi: 10.1162/002438900554325)
© 2000 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Illicit Remnant Movement: An Argument for Feature-Driven Movement
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Abstract

This article discusses previously unnoticed empirical effects of the operation Attract/Move F. Certain illicit cases of so-called remnant movement are accounted for if the primitive operation inducing movement is feature movement and all category movement is feature-driven, as is claimed by the Attract/Move F hypothesis. Since the relevant cases of illicit remnant movement remain unaccounted for under the traditional Move α hypothesis, which claims that the primitive operation is category movement, the present discussion lends new empirical support to the feature-driven view of movement.