Precede-and-command revisited revisitedZwart, J-W., Sep-2015, In : Language. 91, 3, p. e169-e178 10 p.
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Basing his argumentation on an analysis of condition C effects, Bruening (2014) proposes to replace the familiar notion of c-command underlying dependency relations with a precede-and-command condition, which defines dependency relations as precedence relations within a local domain (phase). In this reply I argue that condition C effects cannot be used to show the relevance of phases for the definition of syntactic dependency, and I question the conceptual necessity of the notion phase as currently defined.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Sep-2015|
- condition C effects, c-command, phases, dependency relations, precedence, discourse, R-expressions
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