Keywords

syntax, control, logophoricity

Abstract

Previous research on adjunct control [4, 7, 12, 13] classifies it as Obligatory Control (OC) due to facts such as the following: the matrix subject can control PRO, but the object cannot (1), and only a sloppy interpretation is available under ellipsis (2). With examples such as (3), however, it has been demonstrated that this is not always the case [10, 18]. Here, PRO may refer to an entity not represented syntactically in the sentence, so these must be instances of Non-Obligatory Control (NOC). Landau [10] argues that NOC of right-adjoined adjuncts is only available under two conditions: the adjunct clause is in active voice, and subject control would lead to “semantic deviance.” We discuss counterexamples to these claims and suggest that NOC in temporal adjuncts is more available than previously thought. We agree with Landau, though, that non-subject control in these cases is an instance of logophoric control.

Original Publication Citation

Green, J.J.Non-subject control of temporal adjuncts. In E. Ronai, L. Stigliano, & Y. Sun (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (pp.137–148). Chicago: IL:CLS.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Chicago Linguistic Society

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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