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Oral Presentation for "ECM constructions as complex predicates: a neo-constructivist approach"

posted on 03.06.2021, 18:21 by Aliaksei Akimenka
This talk was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

Provided abstract:
This presentation is an attempt to revive Chomsky’s LSLT (1955/1975) complex predicate approach to ECM under the neo-constructivist model of syntax (cf. Borer 2005). In particular, I argue that the ECM verb and the infinitive form a complex predicate in the LF component as a side-effect of the independently motivated head movement, and show that the proposed analysis can provide evidence against postulating an overt (either EPP- or Case-driven) Object Shift in ECM configurations.

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