On the Characterization and Effects of D-Linking: Comments on Cinque

  • Mark R. Baltin
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 35)


Cinque’s paper, “On the Scope of Long and Successive Cyclic Movement,” is an important refinement of an approach to the Empty Category Principle developed by Rizzi (1990). It argues against the relevance of θ-government, a cornerstone of Chomsky (1986), to the notion of proper government, and views the ECP as requiring that traces meet two simultaneous conditions:

  1. a.


  2. b.




Trace Relation Embed Question Wide Scope Reading Quantifier Phrase Syntactic Movement 
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