Branan, Kenyon and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, 2021.
“Binding reconstruction and two modes of copy-chain interpretation.”
Proceedings of LSA 6, pages 734–745. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v6i1.5008
We present a theory for the interpretation of Ā-movement chains at LF in the copy theory of movement where the NP restrictor of a DP Ā-movement chain is interpreted in only one copy. Such a view is motivated for English by evidence from reﬂexive binding, building on observations in Barss 1986, and its interaction with parasitic gap licensing and weak crossover effects. Our approach offers a means for understanding the classiﬁcation of Ā-movement types in Cinque 1990 and Postal 1994 in copy-theoretic terms.