Minimalist Syntax by Randall Hendrick

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Minimalist Syntax is a set of essays that research significant syntactic methods in numerous languages, all unified via their viewpoint from in the Minimalist software. Introduces vital recommendations within the Minimalist method of syntactic thought. Emphasizes empirical effects of the Minimalist technique via cutting edge analyses. Highlights the significance of Minimalist syntax in explaining positive factors of traditional languages. contains contributions from best syntacticians.

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One can force such movement by placing a feature in C. However, this does not explain why there should be such movement and is thus, on methodological grounds, without explanatory foundation. One last point. The movement required to track the PC data must be overt given the motivation behind AGREE as an operation able to dispense with LF like operations. There is, to my knowledge, little evidence that such overt T to C movement takes place, at least in English. Thus, in embedded questions, there is little evidence of T to C movement in overt syntax for full finite clauses, hence the absence of Aux inversion in embedded clauses.

If some non-subject position is not a case position, it can also be occupied by PRO. Lasnik (1995a,b), following a proposal by Munn, suggests that examples like (i) involve control. (i) John washed/shaved/dressed Note that these do have the expected properties of control verbs. Thus, for example, John is related to two theta-roles in the case of these reflexive predicates. If one assumes that such verbs need not assign case to their objects, then one can treat these as cases of A-movement (and so, control).

Note incidentally, that this approach requires some version of the EPP. The reason is that in (83a) the PRO must raise to get outside the domain of the lower T-Agr and get close enough to the higher matrix F projection. 73 This proposal appears to require it. There is also a problem with the generalization that Landau proposes. It ties PC to +tensed non-finite clauses. However, we have evidence that gerunds too can have PC readings. (78) John prefers meeting/to meet at 6 If this is correct, then these gerunds must have +tensed T0s and have movement of this T0 to C.

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