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ON THE IDENTITY REQUIREMENT OF ATB EXTRACTION

ALAN MUNN
Natural Language Semantics
Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1999), pp. 421-425
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23748771
Page Count: 5
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ON THE IDENTITY REQUIREMENT OF ATB EXTRACTION
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Abstract

Across-the-Board (ATB) movement from coordinate structures is usually subject to an identity requirement: the same element must be extracted from each conjunct. In this paper I show that there are cases in which the identity requirement appears not to be met, in that different answers can be felicitously given to a single ATB question. I show that the non-ATB readings are instances of sloppy identity of the argument of a functional wh, and are subject to grammatical restrictions.

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