Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
UST Working Papers in Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Volume 6, Pages 103-114
This paper investigates the nature of total reconstruction, movement that apparently does not bring about any semantic effect. I compare two main approaches – the pure PF movement account and the copy theory of movement – in deriving syntactic reconstruction effects. The arguments presented in this article include scrambling, argument-adjunct asymmetry in binding and the interaction between raising and wh-movement. We also discuss the implications of these arguments on the architecture of grammar, namely the choice between the classical T-model, where PF movement is assumed to take place after narrow syntax, and the single cycle grammar, where PF and LF can intersperse with each other.