Sub-extraction asymmetries and linearization in Russian


  • Tatiana Bondarenko MIT
  • Colin Davis University of Konstanz


While Russian usually permits both extraction from subjects and scrambling of objects, we observe that these movement processes often cannot co-occur. We argue following work on similar restrictions in other languages that such patterns emerge from a theory in which word order is established phase-by-phase and then preserved, in combination with the concept that vP is a phase, as well as a ban on movement within phrase edges. This investigation also reveals some additional factors in Russian that allow the expected constraints on movement to be circumvented.




How to Cite

Bondarenko, T. ., and C. . Davis. “Sub-Extraction Asymmetries and Linearization in Russian”. Journal of Slavic Linguistics, vol. 29, no. FASL 28 extra issue, Dec. 2021,