Though-movement

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Though-movement is movement which looks like topicalization but is not, because the preposed phrase is separated from the rest of the sentence by the adverb though.

Example

though-movement derives (i)b from (i)a.

(i) a  Though I think she is pretty, I don't like her.
    b  Pretty though I think she is, I don't like her.

Though-movement is easy to confuse with tough-movement.

Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

References

  • Radford, A. 1981. Transformational Syntax. A Students Guide to Chomsky's Extended Standard Theory, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.
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