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Do We Need Abstract Case

  title={Do We Need Abstract Case},
  author={Michelle Sheehan and Jenneke van der Wal},
Minimalist approaches often implicitly assume a version of the Case Filter (Chomsky 1981, Vergnaud 1977), whereby, even in languages without morphological case, overt DPs must be Caselicensed. ‘Case’ thus potentially accounts for the distribution of (referential) DPs and motivates phenomena such as A-movement (passivization, raising and, for some, Control). Recent proposals, however, have argued for the parameterisation (Harford Perez 1985, Markman 2009, Diercks 2012) or rejection of abstract… Expand
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