Movement Structures
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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 s…

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Chih-hsiang SHU, “Movement Structures”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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