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ERIC Number: ED414731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Against IP-Adjunction Scrambling.
Yamada, Makoto
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v22 n1 p95-106 1997
As an optional movement, "scrambling" in Japanese has been one of the major obstacles to the Minimalist Program, in which movements occur only when necessary. One theorist has argued, in an attempt to accommodate this phenomenon to the Minimalist Program, that verb phrase-adjunction scrambling should be analyzed as base-generated constructions and suggests that IP-adjunction scrambling is motivated by some special element such as Focus. It is argued here that if a natural extension is made of the categories that can assume strong features, the IP-adjunction scrambling phenomenon can also be accounted for in the Minimalist Program without stipulating any special element. This study implies that nothing is special about Japanese phrase structure, except that a lexical category verb can bear a strong D-feature. Contains 14 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For complete volume of working papers, see FL 024 807.