A Note on movement in logical grammar

Glyn Morrill, Universitat Poliècnica de Catalunya, Spain


In this article we make remarks on overt and covert movement in

logical grammar. With respect to the latter (e.g. quantification) we

observe how a treatment in terms of displacement calculus interacts

with normal modalities for intensionality to allow a coding in logical

grammar of the distinction between weak and strong quantifiers

(i.e. those that may or may not not scope nonlocally such as

'a' and 'every' respectively). With respect to overt movement (e.g.

relativisation) we observe how displacement calculus supports

a coding of a filler-gap dependency similar to that employed in lambda

grammars, but we argue that this general approach does not extend to

parasitic gaps, for which we propose exponentials.



covert and overt movement; parasitic extraction; relativisation; weak and strong quantification

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15398/jlm.v6i2.233

ISSN of the paper edition: 2299-856X