Colloquium: Labels and movement: Deriving the strong islandhood of relativization

March 8, 3:30-5pm, Cobb 201
Caterina Donati, Sapienza Università di Roma

Relatives are clauses with a nominal distribution, involving A’-movement and acting as strong islands for extraction. In the framework of the theory of labeling developed by Cecchetto & Donati (2010) and Donati & Cecchetto (2011), the talk aims at providing a principled account for these three properties of relativization, connecting them as three effects of the same phenomenon: head movement and its relabeling properties.