Expletives as Arguments : Germanic Existential Sentences Revisited *

Abstract

We propose an analysis for expletive-associate constructions within the minimalist framework outlined by Chomsky (1991, and later). Specifically, we argue that the expletive is an argument expression that must raise to the (most) external subject position in order to satisfy the Extended Projection Principle and check nominative case, while number agreement… (More)

Topics

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Felser2000ExpletivesAA, title={Expletives as Arguments : Germanic Existential Sentences Revisited *}, author={Claudia Felser and Laura Rupp}, year={2000} }