This volume brings together papers which address issues regarding the copy theory of movement. According to this theory, a trace is a copy of the moved element that is deleted in the phonological component but is available for interpretation at L(ogical) F(orm). Thus far, the bulk of the research on the copy theory has mainly focused on interpretation issues at LF. The consequences of the copy theory for syntactic computation per se and for the syntax-phonology mapping, in particular, have received much less attention in the literature, despite its crucial relevance for the whole architecture of the model. As a contribution to fill this gap, this volume congregates recent work that deals with empirical and conceptual consequences of the copy theory of movement for the inner working of syntactic computations within the Minimalist Program, with special emphasis on the syntax-phonology mapping.
1. From trace theory to copy theory (by Corver, Norbert); 2. Part I. The copy theory of movement on the PF-side; 3. The copy theory of movement: A view from PF (by Boskovic, Zeljko); 4. Part II. On multiple realization of copies; 5. Double realization of verbal copies in European Portuguese emphatic affirmation (by Martins, Ana Maria); 6. On fusion and multiple copy spell-out: The case of verbal repetition (by Kandybowicz, Jason); 7. Verb copying in Mandarin Chinese (by Cheng, Lisa L.S.); 8. Dutch 's-prolepsis as a copying phenomenon (by Corver, Norbert); 9. Part III. On lower copy realization; 10. Free word order and copy theory of movement (by Stjepanovic, Sandra); 11. Variable pronunciation sites and types of wh-in-situ (by Reintges, Chris H.); 12. Part IV. Further issues: Cyclicity, accessibility and unavailability of copying; 13. Cyclic chain reduction (by Fujii, Tomohiro); 14. Agreement with (the internal structure of) copies of movement (by Koppen, Marjo van); 15. Pronouns in a Minimalist Setting (by Hornstein, Norbert); 16. Index