Reconstruction in German relative clauses : in favor of the matching analysis

  • In this paper I argue in favor of a Matching Analysis for German relative clauses. The Head Raising Analysis is shown to fail to account for parts of the reconstruction pattern in German, especially cases where only the external head is interpreted and the absence of Principle C effects. I propose a Matching Analysis with Vehicle Change and make consistent assumptions about possible deletion operations in relatives so that the entire pattern can be captured by one analysis which therefore proves superior to previous ones.

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Author:Martin Salzmann
Place of publication:Leiden
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/24
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/24
GND Keyword:Deutsch
Source:(in:) ; Jeroen van de Weijer und Bettelou Los : Linguistics in the Netherlands 2006, 186–198.
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht