The subject-in-situ generalization revisited

The goal of this paper is to re-examine the status of the condition in (1) proposed in Alexiadou and Anagnostopoulou (2001; henceforth A&A 2001), in view of recent developments in syntactic theory. (1) The subject-in-sit
The goal of this paper is to re-examine the status of the condition in (1) proposed in Alexiadou and Anagnostopoulou (2001; henceforth A&A 2001), in view of recent developments in syntactic theory. (1) The subject-in-situ generalization (SSG) By Spell-Out, vP can contain only one argument with a structural Case feature. We argue that (1) is a more general condition than previously recognized, and that the domain of its application is parametrized. More specifically, based on a comparison between Indo-European (IE) and Khoisan languages, we argue that (1) supports an interpretation of the EPP as a general principle, and not as a property of T. Viewed this way, the SSG is a condition that forces dislocation of arguments as a consequence of a constraint on Case checking.
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Author:Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1108400
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/23
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2008/09/23
SWD-Keyword:Khoisan
Source:http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000240 ; Uli Sauerland, Hans-Martin Gärtner (eds.): Interfaces + recursion = language? : Chomskys minimalism and the view from syntax semantics. - Berlin, 2007, S. 31-60
HeBIS PPN:20549398X
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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