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Query:   Subjects of Non-inflected and Inflected Verbs
Author:  Rocío Pérez-Tattam
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Linguistic Theories

Summary:   Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-2595.html#1

Many thanks to those who responded to my query (Sept. 10, 2005). I am
sending a list of references that were most helpful:

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Linguistic Inquiry 35.3: 431-452.

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Economy Approach. Cambridge: MIT Press.

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Linguistica 55.2: 113-139.

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(eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on
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30.1: 69-96.

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Minimalist Syntax. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. 6-81.

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English.” Linguistic Inquiry 12.3: 349-371.

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infinitival clauses. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

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English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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LL Issue: 17.72
Date Posted: 12-Jan-2006


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