Semantic Reconstruction and the Interpretation of Chains

  • E. G. Ruys

Abstract

This paper explains three known constraints on scope reconstruction – reconstruction is blocked into wh-islands, after remnant movement, and after countercyclic merge – by postulating an underlying condition on semantic reconstruction, which follows naturally from minimalist assumptions on chain formation in combination with the principle of compositionality.
How to Cite
Ruys, E. G. (1). Semantic Reconstruction and the Interpretation of Chains. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 15, 515-530. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/396