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[GLLaM] Adam Liter - Does Sluicing repair Islands?

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[GLLaM] Adam Liter - Does Sluicing repair Islands?

Linguistics Friday, April 9, 2021 12:15 pm-1:45 pm Online

Sluicing has been claimed to repair island violations, going back to Ross (1969). We use a 2x2 experimental design to test this claim for subject islands and complex NP islands in a big-ish-n study (cf. Sprouse 2007; Sprouse et al. 2012, 2016). We find evidence of an island effect—albeit a small one—for subject islands but not complex NP islands. We'd appreciate your help in figuring out what to make of these results.

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Sluicing has been claimed to repair island violations, going back to Ross (1969). We use a 2x2 experimental design to test this claim for subject islands and complex NP islands in a big-ish-n study (cf. Sprouse 2007; Sprouse et al. 2012, 2016). We find evidence of an island effect—albeit a small one—for subject islands but not complex NP islands. We'd appreciate your help in figuring out what to make of these results.

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