• Psychology
  • Published 2005

English Object Extraposition and Constraint Satisfaction

  title={English Object Extraposition and Constraint Satisfaction},
  author={Jong-Bok Kim},
According to the Projection Principle (Chomsky 1981), expletives have no semantic content and thus cannot occur in theta-marked positions. However, there seem to exist overt cases where the expletive it appears in the theta-marked object position. Many attempts (Case-based analysis by Authier (1991), Predication analysis by Rothstein (1995), Spec analysis by Stroik (1991, 1996)) have been made to account for such cases, with the common postulation of generating the expletive in the non-theta… CONTINUE READING