Chapter published in:Non-canonical Control in a Cross-linguistic Perspective
Edited by Anne Mucha, Jutta M. Hartmann and Beata Trawiński
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 270] 2021
► pp. 137–165
Control from inside
Evidence from Japanese
Traditional assumptions hold that the reference of complement control PRO is dependent on the reference of a higher argument and that the lexical properties of the embedding predicate are mostly responsible for controller determination. Against such views, this study argues for the possibility that the reference of certain instances of PRO (PC PRO) derives from its own internal structure. The insight comes from Japanese data where certain force suffixes appear in the complements of attitude predicates. These forces are proposed to arise from C-PRO indexical (speaker/addressee) agreement. Similar views have been presented in my previous works (Matsuda 2015a; b, 2017a; b, 2019), with some revisions along the way. This paper provides new supporting data and presents my revised framework.
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Halle, Morris & Marantz, Alec
Harley, Heidi & Ritter, Elizabeth
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