S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 29 Number 1/4 (1993)
Reconstruction and the Checking Theory
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.29 No.4, pp. 567-587
- In this paper, I propose an alternative analysis to Belletti and Rizzi's(1986) treatment of Principle A as an anywhere principle. The fact that properly contained anaphors show connectivity effect regardless of the type of movement (A or A′), I argue, follows from the proposed Reconstruction theory. The proposed analysis does not pose a fundamental asymmetry in the application level of Principle A and Principles B/C. Rather I suggest that conditions of interpretation, whether it is Principle A or Principles B/C, uniformly apply only at the interface level LF (cf. Chomsky 1992). The proposed analysis also gives a unified explanation for the Reconstruction effect and Negative Polarity Item Licensing.