Raising to object out of CP

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Kuno (1976) presents arguments for raising to object (RTO) in Japanese. After summarizing his analysis, this article presents additional data supporting RTO. Alternative analyses are also critically examined. The significance of RTO constructions in Japanese is that the RTO complement clause has a complementizer. It is suggested that this is permissible under the theory outlined in Chomsky 2000 if the RTO complement CP may have one A(-adjoined)-position in its edge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-652
Number of pages16
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • A-movement
  • Edge
  • Japanese
  • Phase
  • Raising to object

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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