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date: 01 June 2020

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This article examines the status of multidominance in minimalist syntax. It addresses the following questions: How are multidominant structures generated? How are they linearized? What empirical insights do they offer? The article is organized as follows. Section 6.2 introduces a mechanism to generate such structures, relying on minimalist assumptions about Merge and Move. Section 6.3 turns to empirical support for multidominance, surveying a number of unrelated constructions that naturally lend themselves to a multidominant analysis. Section 6.4 considers the issue of linearization, focusing on how different accounts handle it, and pointing out the similarities and differences between them. Section 6.5 offers a brief conclusion and suggests directions for future research.

Keywords: minimalist syntax, multidominant structures, merge, move, linearization

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