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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. (KAR id:58319)


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: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Vikki Janke
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 08:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
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