AW: HPSG's position on adjunction and movement

Tibor Kiss tibor at
Wed Jan 30 05:49:44 EST 2002



Seriously/Incidentally/By the way/For the love of God/Not to put to
fine a point on it, what makes you think you can't adjoin to a phrase
after movement has taken place?

'What makes you think ...' does not have to be an instance of head-filler,
right? (Chomsky's Vacuous Movement Hypothesis, 1986).

Also, is that really an instance of clausal modification? I thought that (1)
below should be out:

(1) In exactly 20 minutes, how many pictures can you take?
(2) How many pictures can you take in exactly 20 minutes?



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