This book addresses an old observation that complex interrogative constituents moved to the left periphery of the clause display dual properties with respect to principles of Chomsky's Binding Theory; in some cases the displaced constituent feeds Principle C while in others it does t. This account of the relationship between syntactic movement and its undoing (Reconstruction) for the purpose of establishing coreference relations involving pied-piped minal phrases is based on certain refinements of ideas proposed in Lebaux (1988, 1992), Freidin (1986), Chomsky (1993) and Safir (1999). We assume that differences between Reconstruction (feeding of Principle C) and the anti-Reconstruction effects (amelioration of Principle C) result from two processes: the point of introduction of a given category into the phrase marker and vehicle change of Safir (1999). The former factor distinguishes between arguments and adjuncts, while the latter replaces a name embedded in an overtly moved interrogative phrase with its prominal correlate.
The Author: Jacek Witkos, born in 1963, was awarded M. A. degrees in English and Political Sciences from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 1987 and has been employed in the School of English since 1988. His research interests include general linguistics, English linguistics, generative linguistics and contrastive Polish-English grammar. In 1993 he completed his Ph.D. dissertation, and soon became Associate Professor at the School, where he has taught courses in his chief areas of interest, as well as conducting research in the field of generative linguistics.