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Icelandic Case-marked PRO and the licensing of lexical arguments

Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann LU (1991) In Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 9. p.327-363
Abstract
On the basis of evidence from Icelandic I argue that PRO can be both governed and case-marked, but crucially not properly governed. Lexical arguments must be both case-marked and properly head governed, and proper head government is a strictly local relation whereas case-marking is not. As the subiect position of PRO clauses is not properly head governed, it must not be lexicalized, irrespective of whether it is case-marked or not.
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Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
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0167-806X
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  abstract     = {On the basis of evidence from Icelandic I argue that PRO can be both governed and case-marked, but crucially not properly governed. Lexical arguments must be both case-marked and properly head governed, and proper head government is a strictly local relation whereas case-marking is not. As the subiect position of PRO clauses is not properly head governed, it must not be lexicalized, irrespective of whether it is case-marked or not.},
  author       = {Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann},
  issn         = {0167-806X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {327--363},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Natural Language & Linguistic Theory},
  title        = {Icelandic Case-marked PRO and the licensing of lexical arguments},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {1991},
}