Arguments and Case: Explaining Burzio's Generalization (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 34)
By: Eric J. Reuland (editor)Hardback
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The ideas presented by the contributions in this volume originated in a workshop on Burzio's generalization. Burzio's Generalization (BG) states that a verb which does not assign an external theta-role to its subject does not assign structural accusative Case to an object and conversely. It connects cross-linguistic similarities between e.g. passives, raising verbs, and unaccusatives. However, it does so by linking very different properties of a predicate. This raises fundamental questions about its theoretical status. The contributions in this volume explore BG's theoretical basis. A consensus emerges that BG is, in fact, an epiphenomenon, due to the interaction of different principles of grammar. Moreover, the contributions show a striking convergence as to how BG is ultimately derived. The results obtained make a significant contribution to the further development of theories of Case and thematic relations.
1. List of Contributors; 2. Preface; 3. Explaining Burzio's Generalization: Exploring the issues (by Reuland, Eric J.); 4. Case and Licensing (by Marantz, Alec); 5. The License to License: Licensing of structural case plus economy yields Burzio's Generalization (by Haider, Hubert); 6. The nature of verbs and Burzio's generalization (by Hoekstra, Teun); 7. Oblique Subjects and Burzio's Generalization (by Mahajan, Anoop K.); 8. Thetablind Case: Burzio's Generalization and its Image in the Mirror (by Laka, Itziar); 9. The Aspect-case Typology Correlation: Perfectivity and Burzio's Generalization (by Abraham, Werner); 10. Anatomy of a Generalization (by Burzio, Luigi); 11. Name Index; 12. Subject Index
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