Raising and Passivization in Breton: An Argument for Anaphoric Traces

  • Randall Hendrick
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 14)


GB theory treats sentences like those in (1) as the result of the Move alpha transformation.


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Notes to Chapter 3

  1. 1.
    Perlmutter (1983) contains arguments within a different theoretical framework favoring the existence of two levels of syntactic structure.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    One qualification must be made to the claim that a zo is a diagnostic for a preverbal subject. Sentences like (i)–(ii), adapted from Gros (1984, p. 286) are possible.Google Scholar
  3. 16.
    Stump (1984) also offers reasons for rejecting the Case Theoretic and Binding Theoretic treatments of Breton agreement.Google Scholar
  4. 17.
    See the discussion in Borer (1981), Brody (1984), Chomsky (1981), (1982), and Sells (1984), among others.Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randall Hendrick
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  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA

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