Advances in the Syntax of DPs: Structure, agreement, and by Anna Bondaruk, Gréte Dalmi, Alexander Grosu

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By Anna Bondaruk, Gréte Dalmi, Alexander Grosu

The contributions during this quantity are dedicated to a number of facets of the interior and exterior syntax of DPs in a wide selection of languages belonging to the Slavic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Semitic and Germanic language households. particularly, the papers handle questions with regards to the inner and exterior cartography of varied kinds of simplex and intricate DPs: the location of DPs inside of better constructions, contract in phi-features and/or case among DPs and their predicates, in addition to among sub-elements of DPs, and/or the project of case to DPs in particular configurations. the 1st 4 chapters of the e-book concentration totally on the exterior syntax of DPs, and the rest chapters care for their inner syntax.

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This size distinction is inherited by MTC approaches, assuming movement of the subject NP is facilitated by being inside a bare TP but inhibited by the presence of CP. 9 Landau (2008) on the other hand follows mainstream minimalism in treating all infinitivals as CPs. 1 Vertical binding For Babby (1998, 2009), PRODAT is needed for the semipredicative to agree with in full clauses, but elsewhere, under OC, PRO can be eschewed in favour of smaller infinitival structures. In Babby (1998) these are S and VP.

Dat *odnogo/*samogo]. acc zdes’ pogibat’ odnogo/odnomu]. ” Another clear discrepancy between the classic judgments reported by Comrie and those from other sources concerns the possibility of agreement over the complementiser čtoby ‘in order to’. While Comrie provided (6) versus (7b) above, and Bailyn (2012: 170) cites the near minimal pair in (11), the fact is that agreement is not completely ruled out over čtoby. ) draws my attention to examples such as (12), and Babby (2009) offers (13), from Kozinskij (1983: 36), where either nominative or dative is acceptable:4 (11) a.

In (7e–g), there is a potential antecedent, but the infinitive can also (to varying degrees) be understood as having an arbitrary human subject. In (7h), and (2) above, there is no (overt) antecedent, so only the arbitrary interpretation is felicitous: (7) a. Maša ugovorila Vanju [PRO prigotovit’ obed odnomu]. ’ b. Ljuba priexala, [čtoby PRO pokupat’ maslo samoj]. ’ c. Želanie Igorja [PRO pojti odnomu] nas očen’ rasstroilo. ’ d. Dlja nas utomitel’no [PRO delat’ èto samim]. ’ e. gen about it [kak PRO žit’ samomu].

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