Control into Conjunctive Participle Clauses: The Case of by Youssef A. Haddad

By Youssef A. Haddad

Keep an eye on is a relation of co-identity among a reported topic (or item) in a matrix clause and a frequently unpronounced topic in a subordinate, non-finite clause. the quantity investigates Adjunct regulate in Assamese, a South Asian language, in the framework of syntactic concept. whereas ahead keep watch over is a cross-linguistically universal regulate trend, Assamese additionally permits 3 much less universal sorts of keep an eye on constructions: Backward, reproduction, and Expletive keep an eye on. the amount files all 4 varieties, analyzes them in the newest framework of syntactic conception and delineates the theoretical implications.

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The following sentence is an example from Standard Arabic. Notice that the embedded verb is subjunctive. S] Accordingly, it has been suggested that the distribution of PRO is determined by factors other than Case and finiteness. These factors also determine the interpretation of PRO. Different PRO theories have been proposed in support of this view. In the rest of this section, I provide a synopsis of two theories, one proposed by Landau (2000 and subsequent work) and one by San Martin (2004). Landau (2004, 2006) holds that lexical DPs and PRO are in complementary distribution.

Kɔ r-ile b. ’ c. NOM Nonfinite clauses in Assamese 41 The following section introduces another type of Assamese subordinate clause: the conjunctive participle or CNP clause. 2. Conjunctive participle clauses in Assamese Conjunctive participle clauses in the Indian subcontinent are a defining characteristic that South Asian languages inherited from Sanskrit (Dwarikesh 1971). In Assamese, as in most South Asian languages, CNP clauses are nonfinite clauses with no (overt) complementizer. Although the CNP clause and the matrix clause might have a causeeffect relation, they can be fairly translated into English as two clauses joined by and.

Building on work by Rothstein (2001), I suggest that the subject moves in order to make up for a defect in the adjunct. I show that the adjunct in Adjunct Control structures is nonpredicative and suggest that its merger is disallowed unless it is licensed by the movement of its subject. Chapter 7 is a summary and a conclusion. It summarizes the findings of the study and highlights the major theoretical implications. Chapter 2 Assamese Adjunct Control: A descriptive overview 1. Introduction This chapter presents a detailed description of the phenomenon of Adjunct Control in Assamese.

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