Coordinate Structure Constraint
SYNTAX: Constraint on movement proposed in Ross (1967) which says that
In a coordinate structure, no conjunct may be moved, nor may any element contained in a conjunct be moved out of that conjunct.The CSC explains the ungrammaticality of (i) and (ii).
(i) * which professor did you divide the cake between [ Mieke and t ] (ii) * which book did you [VP [VP steal t from Ger] and [VP give the paper to Jacqueline] ]These examples violate the first and the second clause of the CSC, respectively. Well-known exceptions to the CSC are Across-the-Board extractions.
|LIT.||George, L. (1980)|
Pesetsky, D. (1982)
Ross, J.R. (1967)