Island Constraints

Theory, Acquisition and Processing

  • Helen Goodluck
  • Michael Rochemont

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Helen Goodluck, Michael Rochemont
    Pages 1-33
  3. Johanne S. Bourdages
    Pages 61-87
  4. Nomi Erteschik-Shir
    Pages 89-108
  5. Janet Dean Fodor
    Pages 109-180
  6. Helen Goodluck, Michele Foley, Julie Sedivy
    Pages 181-194
  7. Paul Hirschbühler, Daniel Valois
    Pages 195-222
  8. Dana McDaniel, Cecile McKee
    Pages 275-294
  9. Martin Pickering, Richard Shillcock
    Pages 295-320
  10. Bradley L. Pritchett
    Pages 321-349
  11. Clifton Pye, Hintat Cheung, Susan Kemper
    Pages 351-372
  12. Michael Rochemont
    Pages 373-397
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 465-480

About this book


constraints', which serve to block the association of antecedent to gap under specific syntactic conditions. Of the restrictions identified by Ross and others, the ones we will discuss here are the Complex NP Constraint, exemplified with a relative clause in (3b) and with a nominal complement in (4a), the Subject and wh Island Conditions (Chomsky, 1973) in (4b, c) respectively, and the Adjunct Island Condi­ tion (see Huang, 1982's Condition on Extraction Domain), illustrated in (4d, e). (4) (a) *John, Mary made the claim that Sally plans to recommend_ for ajob. John, Mary claimed that Sally plans to recommend _ for a job. As for John, Mary heard the rumor that Sally intends to marry him. (b) *John, an article about _just appeared in the newspaper. As for John, an article about him just appeared in the news­ paper. (c) *Bill, I wonder who likes_. As for Bill, I wonder who likes him. (d) *The heat, we left early because of _. As for the heat, we left early because of it. (e) *The money, I lied so that I could keep_. As for the money, I lied so that I could keep it.


Index Tempora grammar language language acquisition pronouns subject syntactic

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Goodluck
    • 1
  • Michael Rochemont
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4148-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1980-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-0043
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