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Linguistic Inquiry

Fall 2012, Vol. 43, No. 4, Pages 680-693
(doi: 10.1162/ling_a_00111)
© 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Voiding Island Effects via Head Movement
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Abstract

I argue that Bošković’s (2011c) generalization concerning the island-voiding effect of incorporation can be captured naturally within minimalist bare phrase structure if head movement (a) is a syntactic operation and (b) leaves no trace/copy. É. Kiss’s (2008) ‘‘domain-flattening’’ phenomena are also expected under the proposed account. Further empirical consequences are discussed.