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Movement Structures
(3,529 words)

1. Introduction 

Movement structure is a type of linguistic structure in which a syntactic unit occurs in a position that is distinct from its expected "base" or "logical" position. Modern linguistic theories, especially Generative-Transformational Grammar, argue that part of a speaker’s linguistic knowledge is that movement structur…

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Chih-hsiang SHU, “Movement Structures”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000163>
First published online: 2015

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