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The Resource Control as movement, Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes

Control as movement, Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes

Label
Control as movement
Title
Control as movement
Statement of responsibility
Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Movement Theory of Control (MTC) makes one major claim: that control relations in sentences like 'John wants to leave' are grammatically mediated by movement. This goes against the traditional view that such sentences involve not movement, but binding, and analogizes control to raising, albeit with one important distinction: whereas the target of movement in control structures is a theta position, in raising it is a non-theta position; however the grammatical procedures underlying the two constructions are the same. This book presents the main arguments for MTC and shows it to have many theoretical advantages, the biggest being that it reduces the kinds of grammatical operations that the grammar allows, an important advantage in a minimalist setting. It also addresses the main arguments against MTC, using examples from control shift, adjunct control, and the control structure of 'promise', showing MTC to be conceptually, theoretically, and empirically superior to other approaches"-- Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P299.C596
LC item number
B63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in linguistics
Series volume
126
Label
Control as movement, Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Some historical background -- 3. Basic properties of the movement theory of control -- 4. Empirical advantages -- 5. Empirical challenges and solutions -- 6. On non-obligatory control -- 7. Some notes on semantic approaches to control -- 8. The movement theory of control and the minimalist program
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780521195454
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn624049001
  • (OCoLC)ocn688203943
Label
Control as movement, Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Some historical background -- 3. Basic properties of the movement theory of control -- 4. Empirical advantages -- 5. Empirical challenges and solutions -- 6. On non-obligatory control -- 7. Some notes on semantic approaches to control -- 8. The movement theory of control and the minimalist program
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780521195454
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010020575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn624049001
  • (OCoLC)ocn688203943

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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