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A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

Idan Landau


This book develops a theory of control whose central tenet is that control complements divide into two major types: One establishes control by logophoric anchoring, the other by predication. The distinction is keyed to the semantics of the control predicate – whether it is an attitude predicate or not – but it is also syntactically reflected in the structure of the left periphery of the complement clause. Logophoric complements are constructed as a second tier above predicative complements; in both, PRO figures as a minimal, featureless pronoun, which functions as a λ‎-abstractor upon movement ... More

Keywords: Obligatory Control, De se, Predication, Logophoricity, Variable binding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028851
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028851.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Idan Landau, author
Ben Gurion University