Syntax and Semantics

Context in Constructions

Russell R. Lee-Goldman

Advisor: Eve Sweetser

Cyclicity and Connectivity in Nez Perce Relative Clauses

Amy Rose Deal

This article studies two aspects of movement in relative clauses, focusing on evidence from Nez Perce. First, I argue that relativization involves cyclic Ā-movement, even in monoclausal relatives: the relative operator moves to Spec,CP via an intermediate position in an Ā outer specifier of TP. The core arguments draw on word order, complementizer choice, and a pattern of case attraction for relative pronouns.