On parallels and differences between clitic climbing and long scrambling & the economy of derivations

In this paper I show that Clitic Climbing (CC) in Spanish and Long Scrambling (LS) in German (and Polish) are (im-)possible out of the same environments. For an explanation of this fact I propose a feature-oriented analy
In this paper I show that Clitic Climbing (CC) in Spanish and Long Scrambling (LS) in German (and Polish) are (im-)possible out of the same environments. For an explanation of this fact I propose a feature-oriented analysis of incorporation phenomena. The idea is that restructuring is a phenomenon of syntactic incorporation. In German and Polish, Agro incorporates covertly into the matrix clause and licenses LS out of the infinitival into the matrix clause. Similarily the clitic in Spanish, which is analysed as an Agro-head, incorporates into the matrix clause. I argue that this movement is necessary for reasons of feature-checking, i. e. for checking of an [+R]- or Restructuring-feature. In section 2 I discuss several differences between CC and LS. For example, the proposed analysis correctly predicts that clitics in contrast to scrambled phrases are subject to several serialization restrictions. Throughout the paper I use the term restructuring only in a descriptive sense, in order to describe the phenomenon in question.
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Author:Joachim Sabel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-24802
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 25), S. 405-423
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of Completion:1995
Year of first Publication:1995
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/03/14
First Page:405
Last Page:423
Source:Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 25), S. 405-423
HeBIS PPN:224771620
Institutes:Neuere Philologien
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Linguistik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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