Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka, 2023. “Can parasitic scope-taking movement be pronounced?.”
Snippets 44, pages 1–3. DOI: 10.7358/snip-2023-044-erle

Considerations of semantic interpretation have motivated LF structures that involve movement of an expression (𝛽) to a position in between another moved phrase (𝛼) and its corresponding 𝜆-binder. Barker (2007) describes 𝛽 as taking “parasitic scope” in such configurations. In this snippet, I note that in prior work that has argued for parasitic scope-taking LFs, 𝛽 is not pronounced in the hypothesized, parasitic scope-taking position. I briefly comment on the potential implications of this generalization as well as its potential cross-linguistic variation.