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Studies in Modern Grammar Vol.102 pp.53-75

D-Linking Effects of Scrambling

Min Jegal*
* Lecturer, Kyungpook National University


This paper asks why scrambling is recognized as 'transparent' movements in showing the remedy effect on the intervention phenomenon (e.g. 'LF'-intervention effects, island effects, Weak Crossover effects). Focusing on the non-trivial fact that scrambling induces D-linked interpretation in whquestions, I analyze scrambled elements with the same perspective to D-linked ones. When a wh-word is scrambled, as a D-linking effect, its base copy is inactive (incomplete before [+D] is realized) and its higher copy is active as the complete copy (complete at the outer vP,Spec or TP,Spec). Under this new analysis, we can account for well why scrambling across offending interveners is legitimate. Further, it provides a new perspective on scrambling.