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- ItemThe Relative Advantage: Evaluating the Structure of Free Relative Clauses(2001) Akers, Crystal; Fernald, Theodore B.In this paper I will discuss the two most prominent analyses of free relatives clauses, limiting the discussion primarily to object relative clauses. I will first provide the general structure of each analysis in section 2, with some comments on the mechanics of each. I will then consider the data that has been shown to support one or the other of the proposals, and evaluate the ability of each proposal to account for these data in sections 3-6. In sections 7 and 8 I will discuss movement constraints and doubly filled Comp, and how these constraints apply to free relative clauses. I will conclude with a discussion of the advantages of either hypothesis.