Movement Theory of Control
Natural languages offer many examples of “displacement,” i.e. constructions in which a non-local expression is critical for some grammatical end. Two central examples include phenomena such as raising and passive on the one hand, and control on the other. Though each phenomenon is an example of displacement, they have been theoretically distinguished. Movement rules have generated the former and formally very different construal rules, the latter. The Movement Theory of Control challenges this differentiation and argues that the operations that generate the two constructions are the same, the differences arising from the positions through which the displaced elements are moved. In the context of the Minimalist Program, reducing the class of basic operations is methodologically prized. This volume is a collection of original papers that argue for this approach to control on theoretical and empirical grounds as well. The papers also develop and constrain the movement theory to account for novel phenomena from a variety of languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 154] 2010. vii, 330 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations | p. vii
Control as movement: Across languages and constructionsNorbert Hornstein and Maria Polinsky | pp. 1–42
Part I. Expanding the movement analysis of control
Movement Theory of Control and CP-infinitives in PolishJacek Witkoś | pp. 45–66
Obligatory control and local reflexives: Copies as vehicles for de se readingsNorbert Hornstein and Paul Pietroski | pp. 67–88
No objections to Backward ControlArtemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Gianina Iordachioaia and Michaela Marchis | pp. 89–118
Possessor raising through thematic positionsCilene Rodrigues | pp. 119–146
Part II. Unexplored control phenomena
Clitic climbing in archaic Chinese: Evidence for the movement analysis of controlEdith Aldridge | pp. 149–182
Framing the syntax of control in Japanese (and English)Stanley Dubinsky and Shoko Hamano | pp. 183–210
Split control and the Principle of Minimal DistanceTomohiro Fujii | pp. 211–244
Towards a typology of control in DPIvy Sichel | pp. 245–266
Part III. Beyond control
The argument structure of evaluative adjectives: A case of pseudo-raisingLaura Kertz | pp. 269–298
Object control in Korean: A backward control impostorNayoung Kwon, Philip J. Monahan and Maria Polinsky | pp. 299–328
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