Controlling overt subjects in Mandarin
Keywords:control, partial control, exhaustive control, PRO, Mandarin Chinese
AbstractOvert controlees have been observed in different languages, and previous proposals diverge in whether to analyze them as lexicalized PROs or not. In this study, I present new evidence from Mandarin for non-PRO overt controlees in finite control. This study also demonstrates a structural difference between exhaustive control and partial control, where the partial reading arises from an associative morpheme, thus providing new perspectives for PC theories.
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