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Thursday 7 September, 2017

Poster

Relative Clause production in German

Speaker: Kazuko Yatsushiro, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Authors: Kazuko Yatsushiro, Uli Sauerland

We compare the elicited production of object relative clauses in German in two conditions: relative head and the subject match in number and mismatched. We find that while the frequencies of target Object Relative is the same in both conditions, the detailed look shows evidence for relativized minimality. Specifically, relativized minimality in the matched condition blocks object relativization, and therefore theta role reversal occurs. But in the mismatched condition, the filled gap construction though ungrammatical in adult German is used by children to express an object relative. We furthermore suggest that filled gaps are due to violation of a relativized minimality violation for the +NP feature. In sum, then, while violation of relativized minimality for the +Sg and +NP features is ungrammatical, a violation only for +NP can be overcome by a filled gap.

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