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Adjunct Condition

SYNTAX: A Condition on Extraction Domain which forbids extraction out of an adjunct. EXAMPLE: This condition accounts for the ungrammaticality of sentences like (i) and (ii), where a wh-phrase has been extracted from the adjunct a.

(i)  *which concert did you sleep [a during t]
(ii) *how did you leave [a before fixing the car t]

LIT. Chomsky, N. (1986b)
Huang, James (1982)
Rizzi, L. (1990)