There are formal reasons to conclude, particularly within Bare Phrase Structure, that the head-movement operation is neither traditional head-adjunction nor head-substitution. It has been suggested that head-movement lacks LF effects entirely. This course will review recent-ish literature on head-movement, looking at the arguments for and against LF effects of the head-movement operation.
Tentative Schedule (too ambitious):
Monday 12th: Questions about head-movement, syntax and morpheme order
- Matushansky 2006 Head-movement in linguistic theory. Linguistic Inquiry 37.1.
- Harley 2004: Merge, conflation and head-movement: The First Sister Principle revisited
- Preminger 2016: Section 7.5 of What the PCC tells us about ‘abstract’ agreement, head movement and locality
- Tuesday 13: Ways of getting morphemes together; head-movement as relabelling, against head-movement as remnant movement
Harley 2013 Getting morphemes in order: Merger, affixation and head-movement
- Levin, Ted and Omer Preminger 2017. M-merger as relabelling (poster)
- Zeller, Jochen. 2013. In defense of head-movement.
Wednesday 14: Against LF effects of head-movement: Verb identity effects post-movement
- Schoorlemmer, Erik and Tanja Temmerman 2012: Head-movement as PF phenomenon: Evidence from Identity under Ellipsis
- LaCara, Nicholas 2016. Verb phrase movement as a window in to head movement
Thursday 15: LF effects of head-movement: MaxElide
- Hartman, Jeremy. 2011. The semantic uniformity of traces: Evidence from Ellipsis
- Gribanova, Vera. 2016. MaxElide, NPIs and Ellipsis in Russian
Friday 16: LF effects of head-movement: Scope retraction and expansion
- Keine and Bhatt 2016: Interpreting Verb Clusters
- Han, Musolino and Lidz, 2007 & 2016 on verb-movement and grammar competition in Korean
- Lechner 2007: Interpretive effects of head-movement