Search for dissertations about: "exceptional case marking"
Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words exceptional case marking.
University dissertation from Stockholm : Engelska institutionen
Abstract : Within the framework of Jackendoff’s conceptual semantics, this study investigates the semantic properties that govern the distribution of object control (such as John persuaded Mary to help Sally) and exceptional case marking (such as John wanted Mary to help Sally) in English. In contrast to Jackendoff’s approach to control, one central idea here is that the to-infinitive complements under discussion should receive a uniform semantic analysis, and thus that control behaviour cannot be explained in terms of semantic argument type of the complement clause. READ MORE