Arguments and Case

Explaining Burzio’s Generalization

| Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
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The ideas presented by the contributions in this volume originated in a workshop on Burzio’s generalization. Burzio’s Generalization (BG) states that a verb which does not assign an external theta-role to its subject does not assign structural accusative Case to an object and conversely. It connects cross-linguistic similarities between e.g. passives, raising verbs, and unaccusatives. However, it does so by linking very different properties of a predicate. This raises fundamental questions about its theoretical status. The contributions in this volume explore BG’s theoretical basis. A consensus emerges that BG is, in fact, an epiphenomenon, due to the interaction of different principles of grammar. Moreover, the contributions show a striking convergence as to how BG is ultimately derived. The results obtained make a significant contribution to the further development of theories of Case and thematic relations.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 34]  2000.  xii, 255 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Explaining Burzio’s Generalization: Exploring the issues
Eric J. Reuland
Case and Licensing
Alec Marantz
The License to License: Licensing of structural case plus economy yields Burzio’s Generalization
Hubert Haider
The nature of verbs and Burzio’s generalization
Teun Hoekstra
Oblique Subjects and Burzio’s Generalization
Anoop K. Mahajan
Thetablind Case: Burzio’s Generalization and its Image in the Mirror
Itziar Laka
The Aspect-case Typology Correlation: Perfectivity and Burzio’s Generalization
Werner Abraham
Anatomy of a Generalization
Luigi Burzio
Name Index
Subject Index
“The introduction by Eric Reuland is a clear and elegant road map: it formulates the core question and summarizes the proposed answers, clearly highlighting the most interesting theoretical issues brought up by each paper. The best review of this volume is Reuland's introduction.”
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