Clauses Without 'That': The Case for Bare Sentential Complementation in English [NOOK Book]


First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Clauses Without 'That': The Case for Bare Sentential Complementation in English

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Argues that the syntax of finite subordinate clauses without differs from corresponding clauses with an overt complementizer. Evidence from embedded adjunction facts (adverbial adjunction and topicalization) is presented for the "IP-hypothesis" of the structure of these clauses. Explores the theoretical background of the IP- hypothesis, presents conceptual and empirical evidence for the IP- hypothesis of the structure of -less argument clauses and -less relatives, and explores implications of the IP- hypothesis for A'-movement. This is a version of a dissertation submitted in 1993 at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: The Category of That-less clauses; 1. Clause Structure; 2. A Question; 3. Outline of the Work; Notes; Chapter 2: Argument Clauses; 1. Introduction; 2. Arguments for the IP-Hypothesis; 3. The ECP Account of the Distribution of That-Less Clauses; 4. Explaining the Distribution of IP; 5. Chapter Summary; 6. Appendix: Lexical Restrictions; Notes; Chapter 3: Relative Clauses; 1. Introduction; 2. The Structure of Contact Clauses; 3. Subject Contact Clauses; .4. Explaining the Distribution of Subject Contact Clauses; 5. Chapter Summary; Notes; Chapter 4: Extraction Theory; 1. Introduction; 2. The That-Trace Effect; 3. Previous Accounts; 4. Implications for Head-Government; 5. Chapter Summary; Notes; Chapter 5: Concluding Remarks; 1. Introduction; 2. Distribution of Non-Root IP; 3. Extension to Bare Infinitives Notes; Bibliography; Index
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