Overt and covert subjects in Hungarian infinitival clauses and their implications for restructuring

Title: Overt and covert subjects in Hungarian infinitival clauses and their implications for restructuring
Source document: Linguistica Brunensia. 2017, vol. 65, iss. 2, pp. 35-52
  • ISSN
    1803-7410 (print)
    2336-4440 (online)
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Focusing on parallels in Hungarian infinitival clauses with subjects in nominative and dative case, the paper argues for a scope-based account of infinitives with nominative subjects complementing earlier proposals in terms of either long-distance agreement or a movement approach to control. One aim of the present paper is comparing the predictions of these two approaches in light of this more extended set of data. The empirical facts also indicate that with a systematic distinction of relationships between heads and phrases the different interpretations of the constructions in question can be explained. The resulting account makes the Hungarian restructuring data more compatible with cross-linguistic accounts of restructuring.
The research was supported by the OTKA NF84217 grant.
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