In this paper I argue that rightward dependencies such as Extraposition and Heavy NP-Shift can be accommodated, cross-linguistically, in a top-down (Chesi 2004-12) minimalist framework that results in a left-right phrase structure generation (cf. Phillips 1996, Phillips and Lewis, Kempson et al. and Kiaer in this volume). All the special properties that make Extraposition and Heavy NP-Shift peculiar compared to standard “leftward” movement will be considered, focussing on clause-boundedness, adjunct/argument asymmetries with respect to dependency directionality, and the definiteness constraint.

Do the ‘right’ move

CHESI C
2013

Abstract

In this paper I argue that rightward dependencies such as Extraposition and Heavy NP-Shift can be accommodated, cross-linguistically, in a top-down (Chesi 2004-12) minimalist framework that results in a left-right phrase structure generation (cf. Phillips 1996, Phillips and Lewis, Kempson et al. and Kiaer in this volume). All the special properties that make Extraposition and Heavy NP-Shift peculiar compared to standard “leftward” movement will be considered, focussing on clause-boundedness, adjunct/argument asymmetries with respect to dependency directionality, and the definiteness constraint.
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