On the verb-raising analysis of non-constituent coordination in Japanese
Ryoichiro Kobayashi
April 2023

This study argues against the verb-raising analysis of Japanese Non-Constituent Coordination (NCC) and consequently supports an alternative analysis with no recourse to verb movement in Narrow Syntax. I show that the verb-raising analysis undergenerates regarding VP-fronting in Japanese. Furthermore, I point out that this analysis makes wrong predictions about the scope between heads and elements inside NCC. I conclude that there is no syntactic V-to-T-to-C verb-raising in Japanese NCC.
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Reference: lingbuzz/007216
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Published in: To appear in The Linguistic Review
keywords: non-constituent coordination; japanese; head movement; verb-raising; string-vacuous movement, syntax
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