S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 38 Number 1/4 (2002)
Head Movement and the PF Interface
- Park, Myung-Kwan
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.38 No.3, pp. 763-777
- subject-auxiliary inversion; SAI; preposition-its complement inversion; PCI; comparatives; exclamatives; sluicing; sentence stress; focus; PF interface
- This paper examines subject-auxiliary inversion (SAl) in comparative and exclamative clauses and preposition-its complement inversion (PCI) in sluiced (or lP-elided) clauses of English. It will first be shown that SAl and PCI in these clauses interact with deletion and sentence stress assignment, that are considered to be PF operations. Based on this interaction at PF, I will argue that SAl and PCI in these clauses are most naturally understood as taking place at PF, that is, in the mapping from Spell-Out to PF. SAl and PCI in these clauses then constitute an argument that at least one kind of head-movement occurs after Spell-Out, with effects on word order.