second thoughts on Nkinis

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 24 04:39:04 UTC 2004

>On Dec 23, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>... as I'm sure Arnold and a couple of other old-timers will recall,
>>it wasn't Raising for Rosenbaum (in the "core grammar" model),
>>but...(wait for it)...IT-REPLACEMENT.
>oh dear, so it was.
>>  So I guess, in retrospect, it
>>wasn't the *name* "Raising" that was patented, but the process itself.
>this is, if anything, even harder to imagine.  but, hey, 2 mills to the
>patent-holder for each time you produce an instance of SSR or SOR, and
>the money mounts up fast!
>i guess discoverers of *constraints* are out in the cold here.

i don't know--just think of all the big bucks Haj Ross must have
raked in over the years from speakers who had to bribe him not to
prosecute them for violating a movement constraint


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