Abstract

This article argues for a new analysis of Rizzi's (1986) Chain Condition effects, which accounts for the absence of such effects in some derivations. Under the proposed analysis, each moved phrase must be unambiguously linkedwith its copy at LF. Otherwise, a lethal ambiguity arises, and the derivation crashes. The syntactic position (address) andthe numeration index of an A-movedphrase are usedto link it with its copy. Long A-movement across another DP can arise in two ways: via an EPP-driven derivation that gives rise to a lethal ambiguity, and via a Case-driven derivation that does not.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9150
Print ISSN
0024-3892
Pages
pp. 47-95
Launched on MUSE
2004-01-27
Open Access
No
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