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Freezing in complex prefields

From the book Freezing

  • Gereon Müller


The main goal of this paper is to provide an analysis of a hitherto undetected freezing effect as it shows up with extraction in complex prefield constructions in German that is compatible with (i) the more general strictly derivational approach to freezing developed in Müller (2014), and (ii) the arguments brought forward in Fanselow (1992), Müller, St. (2005) according to which complex prefields involve single VP constituents rather than multiple movement (and freezing is therefore a priori unexpected).

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