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Verb Raising and Theta-Driven Movement: A Comparative Minimalist Approach with Particular Reference to Japanese Akemi Matsuya

Verb Raising and Theta-Driven Movement: A Comparative Minimalist Approach with Particular Reference to Japanese

Akemi Matsuya

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9783484304901
Paperback
171 pages
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This book demonstrates that greedy movement in Japanese fulfills locality and is triggered by checking formal features including theta roles: the Spec of TP and an uninterpretable []V] feature enable successive cyclic verb raising that produces aMoreThis book demonstrates that greedy movement in Japanese fulfills locality and is triggered by checking formal features including theta roles: the Spec of TP and an uninterpretable []V] feature enable successive cyclic verb raising that produces a complex verb (Multiple Predicate Formation). The interaction of feature checking and MPF yields nonobligatory controlled PRO, the long distance of A-movement in control constructions, the three types of passives, the semantic difference between coercive and noncoercive causatives, and the constraints on forming passives in double object constructions.