On the difference between exhaustive and partial control
Michelle Sheehan
May 2017

This paper compares the partial/exhaustive control distinction in Russian, Icelandic and European Portuguese and argues that all three share a common core: genuine partial control readings are only possible where PRO has case. An analyses of these patterns is outlines whereby partial control involves agreement with pro in the edge of a lower phase. New evidence is presented for this analysis based on negative controllers.
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Reference: lingbuzz/003437
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Published in: To appear in F. Cognola & J. Casalicchio (eds.), Understanding Null Subjects: a Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. OUP.
keywords: case, control, inflected infinitive, russian, icelandic, portuguese, semantics, morphology, syntax
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