Adjunct Condition

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Adjunct Condition is a Condition on Extraction Domain which forbids extraction out of an adjunct.


This condition accounts for the ungrammaticality of sentences like (i) and (ii), where a wh-phrase has been extracted from the adjunct a.

(i) *Which concert did you sleep [a during t]?

(ii) *How did you leave [a before fixing the car t]?


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


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