Icelandic Case-marked PRO and the licensing of lexical arguments
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On the basis of evidence from Icelandic I argue that PRO can be both governed and case-marked, but crucially not properly governed. Lexical arguments must be both case-marked and properly head governed, and proper head government is a strictly local relation whereas case-marking is not. As the subiect position of PRO clauses is not properly head governed, it must not be lexicalized, irrespective of whether it is case-marked or not.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Natural Language & Linguistic Theory|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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