By Youngmi Jeong
Applicatives is anxious with the syntax of structures that include arguments that go beyond the conventional subject-object characterization, and the way the syntax of such buildings yields the interpretive results that prior learn has pointed out. on the empirical point this quantity treatments the inadequacies and boundaries of earlier bills via featuring a extra nuanced view of the entire elements that input into the syntax and semantics of applicatives. on the theoretical point, this booklet bargains empirical arguments for numerous theoretical innovations at present entertained within the minimalist application, between which stream into theta-position, a number of agree, anti-locality, and a truly derivational view on successive cyclic move.
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In addition, the studies reviewed here all tend to understand the relevant (a)symmetries in the syntax of applicatives without resorting to case. , languages in which all arguments satisfy their case requirements, but nevertheless do not license Themepassivization. I will return below and even more so in chapter 2 to this extremely rigid, exclusively phrase-structural/locality-based view on variation in the domain of applicatives. 7 Problems for the consensus In this section I point out several problems that arise in the context of purely locality-based accounts advocated by Anagnostopoulou (2003), Ura (1996), and McGinnis (2001, 2004).
C. ACC ‘The child is reading a book’ (Ambrazas et al. NOM to-read ‘It is boring for me to read the newspaper’ (Franks and Lavine, to appear:11) 50 APPLICATIVES (20) a. b. (21) a. b. GEN to-repair ‘They went to repair the road’ (Ambrazas et al. DAT to-keep ‘They built a hayloft to keep hay’ (Ambrazas et al. 1997:557) Subjects of finite, agreeing verbs are typically nominative, objects of transitive verbs are typically accusative (19a). Objects of transitive infinitives are likewise ordinarily accusative and follow the infinitive in their unmarked word order as in (19b), (20a), and (21a).
HApplP 2 IO HAppl’ 2 HAppl VP 2 V DO VP 2 V HApplP 2 DO HAppl’ 2 HAppl IO b. (i) a. HAppl 5 IO b. v 2 v V 2 V DO c. HAppl 2 IO H Appl 2 ApplH v (Benefactive) 2 v V 2 V DO c’. v 2 v V 2 DO V 2 V HAppl 2 HAppl IO (Instrumental) If the applicative is merged below the completed v-phase, it still attaches to an event-denoting group, but this time DO ends up c-commanding the applicative, as shown in (ic’). 38 APPLICATIVES I agree with McGinnis that one should try to keep the syntax-semantics mapping as transparent as one can.