Control and Grammar / Edition 1

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The grammatical phenomenon of control subsumes a variety of cases where an understood argument of a complement or adjunct clause is related to an explicit element occurring elsewhere in the sentence. The control phenomenon, though familiar from many languages, and widely discussed, has remained a persistent and controversial topic in grammatical analysis. This volume presents nine new, theoretical studies of control. The authors explore the subject matter across a range of languages and constructions, in several different frameworks, and from a variety of perspectives including syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics and historical linguistics. The articles in this collection offer a stimulating introduction to the spectrum of issues in control theory and their bearing on theoretical linguistics today. The contributors include: Steven Franks, Kenneth Hale, James Higginbotham, Norbert Hornstein, James Huang, Pauline Jacobson, Brian Joseph, Howard Lasnik, Kenneth Wexler, and Edwin Williams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048141494
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Series , #48
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction. Secondary Predication in Russian and Proper Government of PRO; S. Franks, N. Hornstein. Subject Obviation, Switch Reference, and Control; K. Hale. Reference and Control; J. Higginbotham. Complex Predicates in Control; J. Huang. Raising Without Movement; P. Jacobson. Diachronic Perspectives on Control; B. Joseph. Two Notes on Control and Binding; H. Lasnik. Some Issues in the Growth of Control; K. Wexler. Adjunct Control; E. Williams. Index.

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