By Robin Clark

In fresh years, lexical argument constitution, within the guise of thematic roles, has come to play an more and more very important half in syntactic thought. the 1st a part of this ebook, first released in 1990, explores the interaction among thematic function task and flow techniques, with specific connection with the explanatory challenge of nominalisation. the second one half explores the connection among thematic roles and keep watch over.


Particularly shut realization is paid to implicit arguments, arbitrary regulate and adverbs of quantification. A thought of keep an eye on is gifted which unifies compulsory and non-compulsory keep watch over. the idea of regulate, in addition, generalises to account for the binding gaps in purposive clauses, tricky circulate structures, infinitival clauses and different structures that have more often than not been analysed as related to long-distance dependencies. This name can be of curiosity to scholars of linguistics.

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