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Control in Generative Grammar : a Research Companion.

Author: Idan Landau
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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This is the first comprehensive survey of control theory, covering the results of five decades of research in generative grammar.
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Landau, Idan.
Control in Generative Grammar : A Research Companion.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Idan Landau
ISBN: 9781139615969 1139615963
OCLC Number: 828302652
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1 Background; 1.1 A historical sketch: the rise and fall of Equi-NP Deletion; 1.2 Raising-control contrasts; 1.2.1 Interpretive contrasts; 1.2.2 Structural contrasts; 1.3 The OC signature; 1.4 Bogus criteria for OC or NOC; 1.5 Configurations of OC and NOC; 1.6 Are there nonfinite NOC complements?; 2 Control theories: a typology; 2.1 Predication; Further reading; 2.2 Binding; Further reading; 2.3 Lexical-functional grammar; Further reading; 2.4 A-movement; Further reading; 2.5 Agree; Further reading; 3 Empirical arguments for PRO. 3.1 Infinitives are clausal (hence, contain a subject)3.2 Syntactic evidence for PRO; 4 Predicting the distribution of PRO; 4.1 Finiteness ingredients; 4.1.1 The naive years (only nonfinite control); 4.1.2 The crosslinguistic picture: finiteness and control; 4.1.3 Mood and control; 4.1.4 Open problems: DP/PRO free alternation; Further reading; 4.2 Case marking and case transmission; Further reading; 4.3 Is PRO necessarily a subject?; 4.3.1 Theoretical accounts for the subjecthood of PRO; 4.3.2 Nonsubject PRO: actor control in Tagalog; 4.4 Nullness of PRO. 4.4.1 Control of pronouns and reflexives4.4.2 Backward and copy control; Further reading; 4.4.3 Theoretical implications; 5 The phenomenology of obligatory control; 5.1 Controller choice and control shift; 5.1.1 Theories of controller choice; 5.1.2 Control shift; 5.1.3 The Minimal Distance Principle; Further reading; 5.2 Partial control; Further reading; 5.3 Split control; Further reading; 5.4 Implicit control; 5.4.1 Eliminating Bach's generalization and restating Visser's generalization; 5.4.2 The representational status of implicit controllers; Further reading; 5.5 PRO-gate; Further reading. 5.6 Control in DP5.6.1 Evidence for a null subject in DPs; 5.6.2 Control into DP: PRO or pro?; 5.6.3 Control inside DP; Further reading; 6 Adjunct control; 6.1 A quick survey of controlled adjuncts; 6.2 The mechanism of adjunct OC: predication; Further reading; 7 Non-obligatory control; 7.1 The NOC signature; 7.2 Distance effects and intervention: the failure of structural constraints; 7.3 Logophoricity in NOC; 7.4 Topicality in NOC; 7.5 Interaction and competition; Further reading; 8 Conclusion; References; Language index; Name index; Subject index.

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