Keywords

syntax, control, adjuncts, movement

Abstract

It has recently been argued (Landau 2017) that control in temporal and rationale adjuncts may be either syntactic ‘Obligatory Control’ (OC) or non-syntactic ‘Non-Obligatory Control’ (NOC), in contrast to previous assumptions that adjunct control is strictly OC. Here I demonstrate that this OC/NOC duality does not extend to all adjuncts. I outline claims that Landau would have to make in order to accommodate the wider distribution of OC and NOC in adjuncts, but argue that the account still struggles. I offer an alternative within the Movement Theory of Control.

Original Publication Citation

Green, J., (2019) “A movement theory of adjunct control”, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 4(1): 87. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.724

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-07-30

Publisher

Open Library of Humanities

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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