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An acceptability study of long-distance extractions in Swedish

Wiklund, Anna-Lena LU ; Heinat, Fredrik; Klingvall, Eva LU and Tutunjian, Damon LU (2017) In Language Processing and Disorders p.103-120
Abstract
The current study compares controlled acceptability judgments for Swedish relative clause extractions to extractions from that-clauses and extractions from non-restrictive relative clauses. It also compares each structure in both extracted and non-extracted form. The reported possibility of relative clause extraction in Swedish (and the other Mainland Scandinavian languages) has long presented a challenge to universal theories of constraints on extraction because the phenomenon is cross- linguistically very rare. In the off-line judgment data presented here, relative clause extractions are shown to pattern with extractions that are assumed to involve an island-like violation (non-restrictive relative clause extraction), thus... (More)
The current study compares controlled acceptability judgments for Swedish relative clause extractions to extractions from that-clauses and extractions from non-restrictive relative clauses. It also compares each structure in both extracted and non-extracted form. The reported possibility of relative clause extraction in Swedish (and the other Mainland Scandinavian languages) has long presented a challenge to universal theories of constraints on extraction because the phenomenon is cross- linguistically very rare. In the off-line judgment data presented here, relative clause extractions are shown to pattern with extractions that are assumed to involve an island-like violation (non-restrictive relative clause extraction), thus contrasting with informal judgments reported in the literature. The data also appear to present a counterpoint to the conclusion reached in Tutunjian, Heinat, Klingvall and Wiklund (2017) from on-line eye-tracking measures, regarding the representational status of this structure as being more in line with that of a licit extraction. Potential explanations for the obtained patterns of the result are discussed, presenting avenues for further investigations. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The current study compares controlled acceptability judgments for Swedish relative clause extractions to extractions from <i>that</i>-clauses and extractions from non-restrictive relative clauses. It also compares each structure in both extracted and non-extracted form. The reported possibility of relative clause extraction in Swedish (and the other Mainland Scandinavian languages) has long presented a challenge to universal theories of constraints on extraction because the phenomenon is cross- linguistically very rare. In the off-line judgment data presented here, relative clause extractions are shown to pattern with extractions that are assumed to involve an island-like violation (non-restrictive relative clause extraction), thus contrasting with informal judgments reported in the literature. The data also appear to present a counterpoint to the conclusion reached in Tutunjian, Heinat, Klingvall and Wiklund (2017) from on-line eye-tracking measures, regarding the representational status of this structure as being more in line with that of a licit extraction. Potential explanations for the obtained patterns of the result are discussed, presenting avenues for further investigations.},
  author       = {Wiklund, Anna-Lena and Heinat, Fredrik and Klingvall, Eva and Tutunjian, Damon},
  editor       = {Escobar, Linda and Torrens, Vicenç and Parodi, Teresa},
  isbn         = {978-1-4438-9508-8 },
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {103--120},
  publisher    = {Cambridge Scholars Publishing},
  series       = {Language Processing and Disorders},
  title        = {An acceptability study of long-distance extractions in Swedish},
  year         = {2017},
}