A Sibling Precedence Approach to the Linearization of Multiple Dominance Structures

David Potter


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A current trend in syntactic theory explores of the use of multiple dominance struc-tures in the analysis of right-node raising and across-the-board movement, as well as in the formal description of movement. One effect of the introduction of multiple dominance structures is the complication of the mapping of syntactic structure to strings of terminals, as the multiply dominated element has syntactic dependencies in more than one location. In this paper, I propose that the nontangling condition of Partee et al. (1990) can be revised to permit the linearization of a range of mul-tiple dominance structures. In addition, this revised nontangling condition restricts the possible configurations of multiple dominance structures and predicts a periph-erality condition in sharing coordination constructions: elements shared between conjuncts must appear at the periphery of those conjuncts.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/bls.v36i1.3920