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Abstract

Abstract

The paper investigates a range of facts exhibiting reconstruction effects. We consider facts concerning anaphor binding, variable binding, quantifier scope and binding condition C in A-bar-movement structures (questions, relative clauses and topicalization) as well as VP fronting in English and Chinese. Our findings provide strong support to the copy theory of movement and identify some areas that need further refinement.

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Keyword(s): A-bar-movement; binding; quantifier scope; VP-fronting; VP-internal subject
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