Diagnosing Covert A-Movement

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Diagnosing Covert A-Movement

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dc.contributor.author Polinsky, Maria
dc.contributor.author Potsdam, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-05T17:39:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Polinsky, Maria and Eric Potsdam. Forthcoming. Diagnosing covert A-movement. In Diagnostics in Syntax, ed. Lisa Cheng and Norbert Corver. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4937326
dc.description.abstract Covert movement is movement that is not phonologically visible in the syntactic derivation. While covert A'-movement is widely proposed, covert A-movement is quite uncommon and difficult to identify. This chapter discusses diagnostics for covert A-movement and ways in which it can be distinguished from non-movement. We propose that covert A-movement is found in subject-to-subject raising in the Northwest Caucasian language Adyghe (Potsdam and Polinsky 2012). We compare the Adyghe construction with unaccusatives in Russian, which we show do not involve covert A-movement (contra Babyonyshev et al. 2001). We demonstrate that a range of mostly theory independent phenomena can be used to determine whether covert A-movement occurs in a given construction, using Adyghe and Russian as contrasting test cases. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Linguistics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://scholar.harvard.edu/mpolinsky/publications/diagnosing-covert-movement en_US
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dc.subject covert movement en_US
dc.subject A-movement en_US
dc.subject subject-to-subject raising en_US
dc.subject Adyghe (Circassian) en_US
dc.subject Russian en_US
dc.subject unaccusatives en_US
dc.title Diagnosing Covert A-Movement en_US
dc.type Monograph or Book en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dash.depositing.author Polinsky, Maria
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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