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dc.contributor.advisorDavid Pesetsky.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDoggett, Teal Bissell, 1975-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-27T18:37:01Z
dc.date.available2005-09-27T18:37:01Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28837
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 155-158).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I demonstrate that a simplified theory of locality \ has greater success in accounting for locality in movement than more complicated alternatives that have been suggested. In particular, I argue that closeness should not be relativized to minimal domains, and that locality in movement follows from restrictions on Agree, but not on Move itself. Data is drawn from Locative Inversion in English, passivization in ditransitive verb phrases and constructions which involve movement to multiple specifiers of a single head. I show that the constructions that have previously been claimed to necessitate the notion of equidistance do not in fact provide motivation for this concept. Instead, further investigation of these constructions actually provides evidence for the elimination of equidistance from the grammar. I further argue that movement past a existing specifier to a higher specifier of the same head is grammatical, and that data which has been argued to show that this movement is prohibited can be given another analysis. This follows if Move, in contrast to Agree, is not subject to locality constraints. The streamlined theory of locality proposed here therefore ultimately accounts for a wider body of data than any of the more complicated alternatives.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Teal Bissell Doggett.en_US
dc.format.extent158 p.en_US
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectLinguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.titleAll things being unequal : locality in movementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc60363719en_US


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