By Emile van de Zee, Urpo Nikanne
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The wh-quantifier must be interpreted in Spec-CP, hence it is the copy in the A-position that must be deleted. There is no restriction of this type on the associate, thus if the copy in Spec-CP is deleted, the associate will be interpreted in the A-position, and the anaphor is bound by the antecedent. Multiple Interfaces This account is summarized in (), where the deleted parts are crossed out. ) has shown, there are several problems with an approach to reconstruction where the quantifier and its associate are separate at LF, both empirical and conceptual ones.
Since an anaphor must be A-bound by its antecedent at LF (the antecedent, co-indexed with the anaphor, must c-command the anaphor from an A-position), it must obviously operate on the antecedent and its trace in a case like (). But the trace is a trace of the whole wh-phrase, not of the anaphor, hence it is not clear that the anaphor is visible at the position of the trace. To bypass this problem, the standard solution within earlier Principles-and-Parameters grammar was to appeal to reconstruction, according to which the fronted phrase was moved back into the position of the trace, prior to interpretation.
I-language is considered a way of computing the connection between form (PF, phonetic form) and meaning (LF, logical form): the point of connection is called Spell-out, and the part of the computational system assembling structure prior to Spell-out is known as overt syntax. Roughly speaking, the computational system selects elements from the mental lexicon and generates a structure which undergoes certain reformulations. The result of the computational process provides input to the sensori-motor systems and the systems of thought; PF and LF are interface levels between the computational system and other cognitive faculties.
Cognitive Interfaces: Constraints on Linking Cognitive Information (Oxford Linguistics) by Emile van de Zee, Urpo Nikanne