Cleaving the Interactions Between Sluicing and Preposition Stranding

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dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Cilene
dc.contributor.author Nevins, Andrew Ira
dc.contributor.author Vicente, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-23T14:33:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Rodrigues, Cilene, Andrew Nevins, and Luis Vicente. 2009. Cleaving the interactions between sluicing and preposition stranding. In Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Amsterdam, 7–9 December 2006, ed. D. Torck and W. L. Wetzels, 175-198. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-90-272-4819-0 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3743805
dc.description.abstract Merchant (2001) proposes that preposition stranding under sluicing is allowed only in those languages that also allow P-stranding in regular wh- questions. Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) seem to falsify this generalization, as both are non-Pstranding languages that allow P-stranding under sluicing. Our claim is that, despite initial appearances, Spanish and BP do not constitute counterexamples to Merchant’s generalization. We propose that there are two sources of sluicing in Romance: wh-movement plus IP-deletion (Merchant 2001), and clefting plus IP deletion (Merchant 1998), the latter being the underlying source for P-stranding sluicing. The apparent P-stranding effect follows from the fact that, as opposed to regular interrogatives, clefts in BP and Spanish do not involve P-stranding at all. We reinforce this conclusion by showing that, in those cases where a cleft base is independently banned, P-stranding under sluicing becomes impossible too. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Linguistics en_US
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dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing en_US
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dc.relation.hasversion http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~nevins/rodrigues-etal.pdf en_US
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dc.title Cleaving the Interactions Between Sluicing and Preposition Stranding en_US
dc.type Monograph or Book en_US
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dash.depositing.author Nevins, Andrew Ira
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