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Predication and escape hatches in Phase Extension Theory

Citation Information: Theoretical Linguistics. Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages 93–104, ISSN (Print) 0301-4428, ISSN (Print) 1613-4060, DOI: 10.1515/TL.2007.007, August 2007

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1. Introduction

The main proposal of den Dikken's paper consists of two elegant assumptions, which propose to derive phase theory in a dynamic way and to explain a number of extraction constraints. The first assumption is that a projection immediately containing a predication (i.e., a subject and its predicate) is a phase inherently. The second assumption is that a phase is extended to the maximal projection that its head moves to.

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