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Title:Last Resorts: A Typology of Do-Support
Authors:Jane Grimshaw
Abstract:This paper argues that the concept of a 'last resort' is coherent only when viewed from the perspective of constraint conflict as in OT. The case of 'do-support', often held to be a last resort, is analyzed in negated clauses, interrogatives and with VP displacement. The typology generated by the proposed constraint system is analyzed. It shows that do-support is no more a last resort than any of the other possible optima, involving verb raising or tense stranding.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1