Backward Control without A-movement or φ-agreement
Asia Pietraszko
May 2021

This paper reports a case of true Backward Control which involves neither covert Amovement nor φ-agreement – two previously proposed mechanisms for Backward Control. Thus, these findings constitute evidence that Exhaustive Control is a phenomenon independent of A-movement and φ-agreement. I propose to model Exhaustive Control as index agreement whose semantic interpretation gives rise to obligatory argument sharing. On this account, A-movement and φ-agreement are compatible with but orthogonal to Control.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005959
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Published in: Proceedings of NELS 51
keywords: backward control, a-movement, index-agreement, ndebele, bantu, semantics, syntax
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