Focus association by movement: Evidence from binding and parasitic gaps

  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine
  • Hadas Kotek

Abstract

Under the influential Roothian proposal for focus association, focused phrases remain in-situ at LF (Rooth, 1985, 1992). However, a recent line of work has resurrected the idea that focus association involves covert movement: specifically, the associate of English sentential only must covertly move to only, with the possibility of covert pied-piping (Drubig, 1994; Krifka, 1996, 2006; Tancredi, 1997, 2004; Wagner, 2006; Erlewine and Kotek, 2014, 2018). In this paper we contribute to this emerging consensus view with additional evidence from reflexive binding and parasitic gap licensing.
How to Cite
Erlewine, M. Y., & Kotek, H. (1). Focus association by movement: Evidence from binding and parasitic gaps. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 21(1), 399-408. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/145