Control Is Not Movement

  title={Control Is Not Movement},
  author={Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff},
  journal={Linguistic Inquiry},
We present arguments against Hornstein's recent movement theory of control. Such a theory can be sustained only if a restricted subset of the data is considered. We review additional data that show that the position of the controller is determined at least in part by semantic constraints. A semantic account captures the generalizations in a manner impossible for a syntactic account. 

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