Licensing of VP

  • Karen Zagona
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 13)


I argue in this chapter that VP must meet both conditions of the Full Interpretation Principle, repeated below as (1):
  1. (1)

    Principle of Full Interpretation: At PF and LF, every element must be licensed by some appropriate interpretation, where interpretation can be achieved through:

  2. (i)

    (i) Subcategorization

  3. (ii)

    (ii) Predication



External Argument Maximal Projection Tense Construal Main Verb Temporal Interpretation 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Zagona
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Romance Languages and LiteratureUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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