Control in Modern Greek: It's Another Good Move

  • Konstantia Kapetangianni
  • T. Daniel Seely
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 71)

The Minimalist Program advances explanatory adequacy to the extent that stipulative principles and filters of GB are deduced from the smallest number of simple, ‘natural’ axioms. Fundamental among these are: (i) Sound and meaning are ineliminable: there are lexical features and properties. (ii) There is a (recursive) structure building operation: Merge (A & B) produces C. (iii) The language faculty interacts with external systems: to be usable, the objects of the syntactic component must be legible to the interfaces.


Embed Clause Main Clause Birthday Party Overt Subject Obligatory Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantia Kapetangianni
    • 1
  • T. Daniel Seely
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA

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