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Condition C reconstruction underlies a substantial amount of research (e.g. Barss 1986, Heycock 1995, Fox 1999); in particular, the claim that arguments of preposed DPs obligatorily reconstruct, while their adjuncts do not (e.g. Lebeaux 1988, Takahashi & Hulsey 2009). Recent experimental work has questioned the existence of (an adjunct-argument asymmetry in) Condition C reconstruction in English (Adger et al. 2017, Bruening & Al-Khalaf 2019; cf. Stockwell et al. 2020). On the contrary, this paper reports a formal, large-scale acceptability rating experiment which supports the claim that there is an argument-adjunct asymmetry in Condition C reconstruction with English questions.
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