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Icelandic Control Is Not A-Movement: The Case from Case

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Show simple item record Landau, Idan Bobaljik, Jonathan David 2011-12-09T21:27:21Z 2011-12-09T21:27:21Z 2009-12
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dc.description.abstract A rich literature on Icelandic syntax has established that infinitival complements of obligatory control verbs constitute a case assignment domain independent from the matrix clause, and in this differ systematically from all types of A-movement, which manifest case dependence/ preservation. As Landau (2003) has observed, these facts provide significant counterevidence to the movement theory of control (Hornstein 1999 and subsequent work). Boeckx and Hornstein (2006a) attempt to defend this theory in light of data from Icelandic. We offer here a review of the relevant literature, and we show that Boeckx and Hornstein’s reply fails on several counts. We further argue that contrary to their claims, PRO in Icelandic receives structural rather than default (nominative) case, leaving the movement theory with no account for the distinction between PRO and lexical subjects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Israel Science Foundation (grant 27/05) en_US
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dc.publisher MIT Press en_US
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dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source MIT Press en_US
dc.title Icelandic Control Is Not A-Movement: The Case from Case en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Landau, Idan and Jonathan David Bobaljik. "Icelandic Control Is Not A-Movement: The Case from Case." Linguistic Inquiry, Volume 40, Number 1, Winter 2009, pp. 113-154. © 2009 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.approver Landau, Idan
dc.contributor.mitauthor Landau, Idan
dc.relation.journal Linguistic Inquiry en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense MIT_AMENDMENT en_US
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dspace.orderedauthors Landau, Idan; Bobaljik, Jonathan David en_US

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