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Monday, August 1, 2011

Referee Cleverbot's Report

Dear Submitter:

We have reached an editorial decision about your abstract generated by http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~rchaves/abstract/. We send it for review to referee http://cleverbot.com/, and instantly a report was received:

"Derivation by phase bars any government in the wrong position. The sequence therefore is rejected, precisely for that reason as assumed in above, to raise the question about the relevant categorial features. Still, potential questions that might remain about related issues such as YP-adjunction to XP, can now be clarified independently. Interestingly, this requires local feature checking and is (at least) partially interpreted at LF, as usually assumed. We have found considerable evidence for this, but due to space limitations we cannot address this. This extends to other phenomena too, of course. But how exactly is this information accessible to the computational system? Regarding the branching asymmetry, this requires local feature checking and converges, as would be observed in old Serbo-Finnish for instance (if such a language were to exist), whether 'weak features' are homogenous or not. The fact that agreement can be assigned in such cases is uncontroversial, but how exactly is this carried out? The parallelism in certain nested dependency cases will not be relevant for now, this bars any government in the wrong position. The sequence therefore yields the expected result, like in Holmberg's generalization and other effects. Also, the LF movement approach raises many issues concerning locality, of course. Obligatoriness is able to interact with other CHL modules, in non-trivial and unexpected ways, yet yields the expected result whether this involves adjunction of features or not. Similarly, in what concerns related data,comparable structures. For this purpose, we propose the following constraint: The Obligatory Coordinate-Alpha S-Criterion: If K` c-commands a-YP in a weak binding domain [a-YP X0[t`...KP]], all segments KX0* are excluded. The full implications of this move are beyond the scope of the present work and will be worked out in full in the future. Independently, this bars any government in the wrong position. The sequence therefore causes the computation to crash, some have speculated (wrongly, in our view)."

Thus, this paper "is rejected, precisely for that reason as assumed in above, to raise the question about the relevant categorial features."

Cesar A. Rodriguez-Rosario,
Editor JUR

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