Abstract

Two curious phenomena which have to this point been treated separately in the literature are seen to be consequences of the same general interpretive mechanism. We propose that the theory of focus not only accounts for the 'definiteness restriction' with respect to material extraposed from NP, but also contributes crucially to an explanation for the variable acceptability of sentences containing extractions from extraposed PPs.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-0665
Print ISSN
0097-8507
Pages
pp. 51-77
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-01
Open Access
No
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