University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics


Bavarian long-distance topicalization, which does not show any subject- object asymmetries, is investigated. By looking at was fur split constructions the generalization that extraction from subjects is possible, if they have not undergone scrambling, is strengthened. A theory of Internal Merge and pro- jection line is developed that does not allow for probe-goal relations with specifiers unless scrambling has taken place. Scrambling is suggested to re- calculate the labels created upon External Merge. Further a new argument for the Remerge theory of movement is given.