On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control

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On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. / Egerland, Verner.

Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. red. / Federica Cognola; Jan Casalicchio. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. s. 199-208.

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Egerland, V 2018, On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. i F Cognola & J Casalicchio (red), Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford, s. 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

APA

Egerland, V. (2018). On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. I F. Cognola, & J. Casalicchio (Red.), Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective (s. 199-208). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

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Egerland V. 2018. On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. Cognola F, Casalicchio J, redaktörer. I Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. s. 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

MLA

Egerland, Verner "On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control". och Cognola, Federica Casalicchio, Jan (redaktörer). Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018, 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

Vancouver

Egerland V. On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. I Cognola F, Casalicchio J, redaktörer, Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. s. 199-208 https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

Author

Egerland, Verner. / On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control. Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. redaktör / Federica Cognola ; Jan Casalicchio. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. s. 199-208

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TY - CHAP

T1 - On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control

AU - Egerland, Verner

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - It is generally known that gerunds can have a null subject (NS) that takes the preceding clause as its antecedent. Given certain restrictions independently argued for in the literature, the NS in question cannot be pro, neither can it be maintained that such gerunds have the status of relative clauses. Therefore, the subject in question must be analysed as PRO, which entails that the theoretical status of such a category must be recognized in a theory of syntax. Regardless of whether the case of Clausal Control is to be understood as Non Obligatory Control or Obligatory Control, the data present a serious problem for Hornstein’s (1999) reductionist approach to Control and subsequent work in the same spirit. If the phenomenon of Clausal Control is an instance of Obligatory Control, an analysis formulated in terms of A-binding is a feasible alternative as discussed here.

AB - It is generally known that gerunds can have a null subject (NS) that takes the preceding clause as its antecedent. Given certain restrictions independently argued for in the literature, the NS in question cannot be pro, neither can it be maintained that such gerunds have the status of relative clauses. Therefore, the subject in question must be analysed as PRO, which entails that the theoretical status of such a category must be recognized in a theory of syntax. Regardless of whether the case of Clausal Control is to be understood as Non Obligatory Control or Obligatory Control, the data present a serious problem for Hornstein’s (1999) reductionist approach to Control and subsequent work in the same spirit. If the phenomenon of Clausal Control is an instance of Obligatory Control, an analysis formulated in terms of A-binding is a feasible alternative as discussed here.

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DO - 10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9780198815853

SP - 199

EP - 208

BT - Null Subjects in Generative Grammar

A2 - Cognola, Federica

A2 - Casalicchio, Jan

PB - Oxford University Press

CY - Oxford

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