Movement Theory of Control

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| Harvard University
ISBN 9789027255372 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288332 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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.
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Table of Contents
Control as movement: Across languages and constructions
Norbert Hornstein and Maria Polinsky
Part I. Expanding the movement analysis of control
Movement Theory of Control and CP-infinitives in Polish
Jacek Witkoś
Obligatory control and local reflexives: Copies as vehicles for de se readings
Norbert Hornstein and Paul Pietroski
No objections to Backward Control
Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Gianina Iordachioaia and Michaela Marchis
Possessor raising through thematic positions
Cilene Rodrigues
Part II. Unexplored control phenomena
Clitic climbing in archaic Chinese: Evidence for the movement analysis of control
Edith Aldridge
Framing the syntax of control in Japanese (and English)
Stanley Dubinsky and Shoko Hamano
Split control and the Principle of Minimal Distance
Tomohiro Fujii
Towards a typology of control in DP
Ivy Sichel
Part III. Beyond control
The argument structure of evaluative adjectives: A case of pseudo-raising
Laura Kertz
Object control in Korean: A backward control impostor
Nayoung Kwon, Philip J. Monahan and Maria Polinsky
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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