Search for dissertations about: "exceptional case marking"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words exceptional case marking.

  1. 1. The Conceptual Structure of Object Control and Exceptional Case Marking in English

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Engelska institutionen

    Author : Henric Hertzman; Nils-Lennart Johannesson; Christina Alm-Arvius; Kersti Börjars; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; object control; exceptional case marking; conceptual structure; force dynamics; attitude predicates; event types; alternation; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

    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