Los Sujetos Lexicos de Infinitivo en Español: Concordancia Abstracta y el Principio de la Proyeccion Extendida

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Title:
Los Sujetos Lexicos de Infinitivo en Español: Concordancia Abstracta y el Principio de la Proyeccion Extendida
Author:
Ortega-Santos, Iván
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Traditionally, subject licensing has been linked to the presence of agreement. From that point of view, Spanish infinitives are not supposed to have overt subjects since they do not have any agreement. However, overt subjects occur in Spanish whenever the infinitive is ungoverned, (Lagunilla, 1987; Hernanz, 1999). This thesis focuses on the licensing of these overt subjects and the occurrence of these subjects and PRO in the same contexts. After reviewing previous analyses, Lagunilla (1987), Suner (1994), Torrego (1998) and Rigau (1995). I claim that: (i) Spanish infinitives have abstract agreement (Rigau, 1995; Torrego, 1998); (ii) there is an agreement absorption mechanism that prevents governed infinitives from having agreement. In this proposal, only ungoverned infinitives would have agreement. I take Alexiadou and Anagnostopoulou's (1998) assumptions on the EPP in Spanish to show that my approach is consistent with an account of the distribution of PRO as EPP-driven (Harley, 2000).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Spanish and Portuguese
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Spanish and Portuguese
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Olarrea, Antxon

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dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.titleLos Sujetos Lexicos de Infinitivo en Español: Concordancia Abstracta y el Principio de la Proyeccion Extendidaen_US
dc.creatorOrtega-Santos, Ivánen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtega-Santos, Ivánen_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, subject licensing has been linked to the presence of agreement. From that point of view, Spanish infinitives are not supposed to have overt subjects since they do not have any agreement. However, overt subjects occur in Spanish whenever the infinitive is ungoverned, (Lagunilla, 1987; Hernanz, 1999). This thesis focuses on the licensing of these overt subjects and the occurrence of these subjects and PRO in the same contexts. After reviewing previous analyses, Lagunilla (1987), Suner (1994), Torrego (1998) and Rigau (1995). I claim that: (i) Spanish infinitives have abstract agreement (Rigau, 1995; Torrego, 1998); (ii) there is an agreement absorption mechanism that prevents governed infinitives from having agreement. In this proposal, only ungoverned infinitives would have agreement. I take Alexiadou and Anagnostopoulou's (1998) assumptions on the EPP in Spanish to show that my approach is consistent with an account of the distribution of PRO as EPP-driven (Harley, 2000).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSpanish and Portugueseen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanish and Portugueseen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorOlarrea, Antxonen_US
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dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44666329en_US
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