Phase Impenetrability Condition and the Acquisition of Unaccusatives , Object-Raising Ba-Constructions and Passives in Mandarin-Speaking Children

@inproceedings{Haiyun2009PhaseIC,
  title={Phase Impenetrability Condition and the Acquisition of Unaccusatives , Object-Raising Ba-Constructions and Passives in Mandarin-Speaking Children},
  author={Liu Haiyun and Ning Chunyan},
  year={2009}
}
To account for the universally observed delay of passives in chill language acquisition, based on Chomsky’s (2001) the Phase Impenetrability Condition (PIC), Wexler (2004, 2007) proposed the Universal Phase Requirement (UPR), claiming that young children take all vP’s to define strong phases in such a way that the internal argument from inside the domain of… CONTINUE READING