Two Heads Aren’t Always Better Than One

@article{Bobaljik2002TwoHA,
  title={Two Heads Aren’t Always Better Than One},
  author={J. Bobaljik and H{\"o}skuldur Thr{\'a}insson},
  journal={Syntax},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={37-71}
}
We propose a novel theory of verb raising in which different surface positions of the finite verb across languages reflect differences in phrase structure in a principled manner. Assuming that the inventory of functional projections dominating VP is not universal (e.g., the presence of Agr-Phrases is a point of parametric variation) current assumptions about locality predict obligatory verb raising in a language with Agr-Phrases, but obligatory V in situ in a simple IP-VP configuration. We… Expand