Logophoric Centers as Antecedents of NOC PRO: Evidence from Turkish Subject Infinitives

Duygu Göksu


This paper questions the mechanism behind the control structure observed in subject infinitival clauses in Turkish. After comparing the main points of the proposals in the Movement Theory of Control in Boeckx, Hornstein, and Nunes (2010), pragmatics based Non-Obligatory Control analysis in Landau (2013), and the UPro Approach in McFadden and Sundaresan (2016), I conclude with the claim that these are logophoric center sensitive NOC structures.


control; infinitives; NOC; OC; PRO; pro; pro-drop; Turkish

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/ptu.v4i1.4595

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