ERIC Number: ED414726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Two Properties of the Intransitive Resultative Construction.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v22 n1 p1-23 1997
The report of research on English grammar argues that the intransitive resultative construction requires head-movement of the secondary predicate to the main predicate in order to assign the theta-role to the postverbal NP in LF. Then, this construction is taken as an instance in which theta-role assignment is derivational, supporting the findings of previous studies. This analysis then leads to the conclusion that D-structure and S- structure, if they do exist, do not play any crucial role with respect to theta-role assignment and the Projection Principle can not be maintained as stated in a previous theory. What is required is that all theta-relations must be established by LF. (Contains 45 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For complete volume of working papers, see FL 024 807.