Experimental Evidence for a Minimalist Account of English Resumptive Pronouns
Evidence is provided for a minimalist account of English-type resumptive pronouns. According to this account, resumptive pronouns are spell-outs of traces. For reasons of economy, the resumptive pronoun surfaces only when the derivation with the trace is precluded by syntactic principles. The results bore out the prediction.
McDaniel, Dana and Cowart, Wayne, "Experimental Evidence for a Minimalist Account of English Resumptive Pronouns" (1999). Faculty Publications. 14.