UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 10 (1998)

DP-internal VP movement


In this paper I show that there are clause-like NP-movements within the DP. There have been various proposals for N-movement within the DP (Bernstein 1993, Longobardi 1994 etc.) but none concerning NP-movement. I show that in Bangla (Bengali) at least two types of DP- internal NP movements take place, both of which are due to specificity. The analysis offered, in terms of a difference between nP and NP movement, additionally derives the result that the deixis obtained in phrases where the NP has moved leftward, is non-locative.

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