It is theoretically foundational that Condition C persists after A-bar movement; that is, A-bar movement 'reconstructs' for Condition C. However, recent experimental work has questioned the existence of Condition C reconstruction in English (Bruening and Al Khalaf 2019), especially at a distance (Adger et al. 2017). On the contrary, this paper reports a formal, large-scale acceptability rating experiment which supports the claim that there is reconstruction for Condition C in English questions. The discussion reflects on distance, compares our experiment with previous studies, and speculates on a role for accent on the pronoun in alleviating Condition C effects.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 19 Nov 2021|
|Event||NELS 51 - University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 6 Nov 2020 → 8 Nov 2020
|Period||6/11/20 → 8/11/20|