Scandinavian relative clause extractions - Apparent restrictions

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This brief article investigates the restrictions on Mainland Scandinavian relative clause extraction that have figured in the literature on island constraints. The conclusion is that none of these restrictions can be regarded as constraints on relative clause extraction per se and therefore that the peripheral status standardly assigned to Mainland Scandinavian relative clause extraction cannot be maintained.


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  • Linnaeus University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • Island constraints, long-distance dependencies, relative clauses, Scandinavian
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLund University & Universiteit Gent
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameWorking Papers in Scandinavian Syntax
ISSN (Print)1100-097X

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: English Studies (015008010), Swedish (015011001)

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