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Title: The effect of the Persian object marker -RA and of lexical restriction on the acceptability of extraction across Wh islands
Authors: Sadri Mirdamadi, Fahrad
Franck, Julie
Shlonsky, Ur
Keywords: weak-island
intervention effect
d-linking
lexical restriction
Relativized Minimality
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Venice : Center for Language Sciences
Abstract: In this paper, we present and discuss our results of a grammaticality judgment task which examines the effect of the Persian object marker -ra and of lexical restriction on wh-object fronting in weak-islands. We observe that wh-object fronting in Persian is sensitive to weak-islands and while a lexical restriction does not improve acceptability, the presence of the object marker significantly increases the acceptability scores. With respect to the comparison of the effect of the object marker and of lexical restriction in island vs. non-island sentences, our findings raise issues pertinent to the syntactic model of intervention locality.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/5683
Appears in Collections:Rivista di Grammatica Generativa : Research in Generative Grammar (RGG)

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