Applicatives: Structure and Interpretation from a Minimalist Perspective
"Applicatives" is concerned with the syntax of constructions that contain arguments that transcend the traditional subject-object characterization, and how the syntax of such constructions yields the interpretive effects that previous research has identified. At the empirical level this volume remedies the inadequacies and limitations of previous accounts by proposing a more nuanced view of all the factors that enter into the syntax and semantics of applicatives. At the theoretical level, this book offers empirical arguments for various theoretical options currently entertained in the minimalist program, among which movement into theta-position, multiple agree, anti-locality, and a very derivational view on successive cyclic movement.
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accusative ALEXIADOU Anagnostopoulou 2003 Anagnostopoulou's analysis animacy anti-locality applicative constructions applicative structure applied argument applied object argue assign assume Baker and Collins Bantu languages benefactive binding Boeckx Boskovic c-commands capture chapter Chichewa Chomsky Chomsky's claim clitic complement context dative derivation direct object discussed distinction ditransitive domain double object constructions English EPP feature escape hatch event Franks and Lavine goal Grohmann HAppl high applicative head high/low Hornstein John sent Mary Juan Uriagereka Kambale Kinyarwanda Kratzer languages LAppl Lasnik Linker locative low applicative low applicative head Marantz McGinnis's merged minimality Miyagawa morpheme move multiple agree object sharing option otagai phase predicate preposition problem proposal Pylkkanen 2002 Ramchand resultative constructions scrambling semantic serial verb constructions setinkane small clause Spec specifier position SpecVP successive cyclic movement symmetric passive syntactic syntax of applicatives thematic relations theme theta role theta-position theta-role tion tive transitive transitive verbs unaccusative Uriagereka vAPPL