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Predication and escape hatches in Phase Extension Theory

Ora Matushansky
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Abstract

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.

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

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