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Argument features, clausal structure and the computation.

Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann LU (2007) p.121-158
Abstract
This paper claims that case is vP-internally interpretable and that high NP-movement is driven by (minimally) two other ‘forces’: Person checking in a position higher than Tense, and EPP (Fin) checking in a still higher position, ‘Spec,IP’. This is evidenced by ´low’ nominatives, quirky agreement, Stylistic Fronting and expletive-distribution.

Another central claim of the paper is that grammar interprets event features in relation to speech features. In particular, Person drives NP-movement because it computes event participants (cased θ-roles) in relation to speech participants, much as Tense links event time to speech time. As evidenced by both tense interpretation and pronoun interpretation, the finite clause is a Speech... (More)
This paper claims that case is vP-internally interpretable and that high NP-movement is driven by (minimally) two other ‘forces’: Person checking in a position higher than Tense, and EPP (Fin) checking in a still higher position, ‘Spec,IP’. This is evidenced by ´low’ nominatives, quirky agreement, Stylistic Fronting and expletive-distribution.

Another central claim of the paper is that grammar interprets event features in relation to speech features. In particular, Person drives NP-movement because it computes event participants (cased θ-roles) in relation to speech participants, much as Tense links event time to speech time. As evidenced by both tense interpretation and pronoun interpretation, the finite clause is a Speech Phrase, SP, containing syntactic speech features. (Less)
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Argument Structure
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Reuland, Eric ; Bhattacharya, Tanmoy and Spathas, Giorgos
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Another central claim of the paper is that grammar interprets event features in relation to speech features. In particular, Person drives NP-movement because it computes event participants (cased θ-roles) in relation to speech participants, much as Tense links event time to speech time. As evidenced by both tense interpretation and pronoun interpretation, the finite clause is a Speech Phrase, SP, containing syntactic speech features.},
  author       = {Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann},
  booktitle    = {Argument Structure},
  editor       = {Reuland, Eric and Bhattacharya, Tanmoy and Spathas, Giorgos},
  isbn         = {978 90 272 3372},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {121--158},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  title        = {Argument features, clausal structure and the computation.},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/5466198/8500094.pdf},
  year         = {2007},
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