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Academic Paper

Title: Control into infinitival relatives
Author: Jamie Douglas
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This article focuses on a novel English construction involving control and infinitival relatives. Examples such as this is John's book to read have a head noun (book) modified by an infinitival relative clause (to read) and a prenominal possessor (John's). I argue that there is a control relation between the prenominal possessor and the PRO subject of the infinitival relative. I show that this control relation bears the structural hallmarks of obligatory control whilst at the same time permitting PRO to be interpreted as arbitrary. I discuss these empirical facts in the context of a syntactic, Agree-based theory of control.


This article appears IN English Language and Linguistics Vol. 23, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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