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By Adriana Belletti, Luigi Rizzi

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The essays accumulated during this quantity, such a lot formerly unpublished, deal with a couple of heavily interconnected matters raised through the comparative syntax of useful heads in the Principles-and-Parameters strategy. the final conception of head move, the houses of derived buildings created by means of incorporation, and the parameterization concerned are the most theoretical foci. One significant empirical sector that is addressed issues head circulation in configurations concerning sure different types of operator-like parts, for instance, different manifestations of Verb moment phenomena in Wh and different structures and the syntax of unfavorable heads and specifiers. moreover, houses of practical heads and head circulation in nominal and clausal buildings and the causative development are investigated.

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She furthermore excludes 55c (and 55a again) by saying that if there is no verb in C°, then C° is not properly governed and it should be. The claim that C° needs to be properly governed (under the derivation in either 55a or 55c) is not self-evident. Diesing seems to be following the proposals of Travis (1984, 1986, 1991), resorting to the idea that a base-generated empty X° category is subject to the ECP (whereas, according to the standard view, the ECP applies only to categories which are empty as a result of movement).

Moreover, it seems to be the case that IPspec, in so far as it is an A-bar-position, simultaneously is an inherently emphasized position but also requires additional emphasis (cf. 77, above). Notice that when IPspec is an A-bar-position in main clauses no such additional emphasis is needed. Nor is it the case that material in the CP-spec position needs emphasis — even in double w/i-questions, despite the fact that they, too, are both operator-variable chains — and which would, pursuing this proposal, need emphasis to "resolve .

Let us start with the former: In a structure like 28a, one might be tempted to propose that glauben 'believe/think', takes only an IP as a complement, on parity with the asymmetry analysis of subject-initial main clauses. However, in 29a glauben must be followed by a CP, since the object dieses Brot 'this bread', precedes the finite verb and the subject. Thus, this analysis runs into the conceptual problem of stating that glauben subcategorises for an IP (only when the clause is subject-initial) and for a CP (in all other cases).

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