Case and licensing

@inproceedings{Marantz2000CaseAL,
  title={Case and licensing},
  author={A. Marantz},
  year={2000}
}
It is fairly well understood that noun phrases (or DPs) occupy argument positions in sentences (or bear grammatical relations or functions) by virtue of the semantic roles they bear with respect to predicates. Current Principles and Parameters theories, following Chomsky (1981), add an additional condition on licensing NP (DP) arguments: they must also be assigned (abstract) Case. Recent investigations of languages with rich morphological case and agreement systems strongly indicate that the… Expand
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