Richards (2017) – Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operators

Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operators
Norvin Richards
January 2017
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I offer a new argument in this paper for the proposal that empty categories left by extraction of DP may be of different kinds, depending on the nature of the extraction (Perlmutter 1972, Cinque 1990, Postal 1994, 1998, 2001, O’Brien 2015, Stanton 2016, and much other work). The argument is based on Postal’s (1994, 1998, 2001) discussion of the interaction of extraction with antipronominal contexts, together with Bresnan’s (1971) observations about the effects of extraction on the position of nuclear stress.

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keywords: nuclear stress; antipronominal contexts; trace conversion; late merge, syntax, phonology
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