Non-canonical Control in a Cross-linguistic Perspective

| Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
| Universität Bielefeld
| Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
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Control, typically defined as a specific referential dependency between the null-subject of a non-finite embedded clause and a co-dependent of the matrix predicate, has been subject to extensive research in the last 50 years. While there is a broad consensus that a distinction between Obligatory Control (OC), Non-Obligatory Control (NOC) and No Control (NC) is useful and necessary to cover the range of relevant empirical phenomena, there is still less agreement regarding their proper analyses. In light of this ongoing discussion, the articles collected in this volume provide a cross-linguistic perspective on central questions in the study of control, with a focus on non-canonical control phenomena. This includes cases which show NOC or NC in complement clauses or OC in adjunct clauses, cases in which the controlled subject is not in an infinitival clause, or in which there is no unique controller in OC (i.e. partial control, split control, or other types of controllers). Based on empirical generalizations from a wide range of languages, this volume provides insights into cross-linguistic variation in the interplay of different components of control such as the properties of the constituent hosting the controlled subject, the syntactic and lexical properties of the matrix predicate as well as restrictions on the controller, thereby furthering our empirical and theoretical understanding of control in grammar.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 270]  2021.  v, 290 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. Non-canonical control in a cross-linguistic perspective: Introduction to the volume
Jutta M. Hartmann, Anne Mucha and Beata Trawiński
Part I. Non-canonical control in complement clauses
Backward control, long distance agree, nominative case and TP/CP transparency
Artemis Alexiadou and Elena Anagnostopoulou
Alleged obligatorily controlled inflected infinitives
Pilar P. Barbosa
Agent control in passives in Romanian
Ion Giurgea and Maria Aurelia Cotfas
On the obligatory versus no control split in Korean
Hyunjung Lee and Mike Berger
Control from inside: Evidence from Japanese
Asako Matsuda
Control and covert modality in Hungarian: MECs and postverbal-only focus constructions
Krisztina Szécsényi
Part II. Non-canonical control in adjunct clauses
Event control
Silke Fischer and Inghild Flaate Høyem
Adjunct control and the poverty of the stimulus: Availability vs. evidence
Juliana Gerard
The (null) subject of adjunct infinitives in spoken Spanish
Peter Herbeck
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021022201 | Marc record