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A critique of Phase Extension, with a comparison to Phase Sliding

Ángel J Gallego and Juan Uriagereka
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Abstract

1. Introduction

Den Dikken's paper (henceforth DD) explores an interesting alternative to Chomsky's conception of Phase Theory to account for different phenomena involving Predicate Inversion (PI). In particular, DD concentrates on cases of so-called copular, locative, and dative inversion (the respective instances in (1)):

(1)

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Published Online: 2007-08-27
Published in Print: 2007-06-19

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