Clause structure, case and agreement in Polish existential, possessive and locative sentences: A phase-based account

@article{Baszczak2018ClauseSC,
  title={Clause structure, case and agreement in Polish existential, possessive and locative sentences: A phase-based account},
  author={Joanna Błaszczak},
  journal={Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics},
  year={2018},
  volume={54},
  pages={637 - 696}
}
In this paper it will be argued that the difference between existential and locative sentences is primarily structurally encoded at the vP/VP level (at the first phase of a derivation). The crucial question is which argument of the verb BE (the Location or the nominal argument (“Theme”)) is projected as the “external argument”, i.e., which argument is the subject of inner predication. In the case of existential sentences it is the Location argument which is the subject of inner predication, and… CONTINUE READING

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