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constraints', which serve to block the association of antecedent to gap under specific syntactic conditions. Of the restrictions identified by Ross and others, the ones we will discuss here are the Complex NP Constraint, exemplified with a relative clause in (3b) and with a nominal complement in (4a), the Subject and wh Island Conditions (Chomsky, 1973) in (4b, c) respectively, and the Adjunct Island Condi tion (see Huang, 1982's Condition on Extraction Domain), illustrated in (4d, e). (4) (a) *John, Mary made the claim that Sally plans to recommend_ for ajob. John, Mary claimed that Sally plans to recommend _ for a job. As for John, Mary heard the rumor that Sally intends to marry him. (b) *John, an article about _just appeared in the newspaper. As for John, an article about him just appeared in the news paper. (c) *Bill, I wonder who likes_. As for Bill, I wonder who likes him. (d) *The heat, we left early because of _. As for the heat, we left early because of it. (e) *The money, I lied so that I could keep_. As for the money, I lied so that I could keep it.
Table of ContentsIsland Constraints: An Introduction; H. Goodluck, M. Rochemont. No Variable is an Island: Complexity and Island Constraints; R. Berwick. Parsing Complex NPs in French; J. Bourdages. Resumptive Pronouns in Islands; N. Erteshik-Shir. Islands, Learnability and the Lexicon; J. Fodor. Adjunct Islands and Acquisition; H. Goodluck, M. Foley, J. Sedivy. Argument Extraction Out of Direct Questions in French; P. Hirschbühler, D. Valois. Deriving Islands Constraints from Principles of Predication; R. Kluender. Sentences as Islands; D. Lillo-Martin. Which Children Did They Show Obey Strong Cross-Over? D. McDaniel, C. McKee. Processing Subject Extractions; M. Pickering, R. Shillcock. Parsing with Grammar: Islands, Heads and Garden Path; B. Pritchett. Island Constraints at Eighty; C. Pye, Hintat Cheung, S. Kemper. Bounding Rightward A-Dependencies; M. Rochemont. Sensitivity to Islands in an Aphasic Individual; D. Saddy. The Processing Implementation of Syntactic Constraints: The Sentence Matching Debate; L. Stowe. Subjacency Violations and Empty Categories in Second Language Acquisition; L. White. Index.