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A Syntactic Representation of Control without a Subject

Janke, Vikki (2005) A Syntactic Representation of Control without a Subject. 17 . pp. 131-172.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop a representation of control that does not require a PRO-subject. I first analyse obligatory control using a de-compositional analysis of theta-roles, according to which theta-roles are divided into two selectional requirements. The resulting theory makes the same predictions as one based on PRO, yet avoids dependence on this ill-defined empty category. I then concentrate on Icelandic, tackling agreement phenomena in infinitival clauses. Again no PRO is necessary to answer for the data, which receive a uniform account using the mechanism outlined in the first half of the paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: PRO Binding Icelandic
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Vikki Janke
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 08:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58319 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Janke, Vikki: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1149-6999
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