S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 29 Number 1/4 (1993)
Non-Clause-Bounded A-Movement: A Cross-Linguistic Study of ECM Constructions
- Yoon, Jeong-Me
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.29 No.4, pp. 495-534
- In standard GB theory, it is commonly believed that A-movement is strongly local, being necessarily clause-bounded and the clause-boundness of A-movement is mandated by various central principles of the theory, such as ECP and Binding Theory. Our goal in this paper is to show that this, in fact, is not the case, i.e., that there are languages which allow nonclause-bounded A-movement, through a cross-linguistic study of the socalled ECM constructions. In this paper, we show that ECM constructions in some languages do involve movement, i.e., raising, and that movement can be non-clause-bounded. Also discussed are various theoretical problems non-clause-bounded A-movement cause in standard GB-theory and how they can be solved.