HPSG's position on adjunction and movement

Tibor Kiss tibor at linguistics.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Wed Jan 30 03:39:58 EST 2002


I think it is consensus that one cannot adjoin to a phrase which is an
instance of the head-filler-schema (the head daughter in the
head-modifier-schema must not be the mother of a head-filler-phrase), or, in
our lingua franca, one cannot adjoin to a phrase after movement has taken
place. This seems to hold for the left periphery of clauses, at least.

If we agree on that, I would like to know which principles/constraints take
care of it. Please don't answer that it follows from the fact that adjuncts
are complements and hence that all complements must be realized prior to
SLASH elimination.

I would appreciate your comments.



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