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Chomsky on licensing parasitic gaps in English

Chomsky (1995: 69) says (115) that "(115b) is ruled out for independent reasons of control theory." What reasons? (115) a. the book that you filed [without PRO reading e] b. *the book that ...
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Where can I find a complete list of Dutch Control Verbs and Raising Verbs?

For my study on Dutch 'Infinitivus pro Participio' (IPP), I am looking for a complete list of dutch raising and control verbs.
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Subject control or object control?

In the recent paper “Universal Dependencies” by de Larneffe, Manning, Nivre and Zeman, published in Computational Linguistics in 2021, page 277 the following example is given: and it is said that ...
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PRO in infinitival relatives

I am interested in pairs like (1-2). Let's assume that the most embedded occurrence of PRO is controlled by John and Bill. What I'd like to know is whether the reference of the other PRO, the least ...
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Difference between PRO and OP

What's the difference between PRO and OP? For example, on p. 142, the book "The Syntax of Chinese" presents the following tree (which is an analysis of indirect passives in Chinese): In this ...
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Is "be set to" a subject-to-subject raising predicate?

Consider the sentence "Conservative Party (is) Set to Win (a) Majority". Is it right that "set" in this case is a subject-to-subject raising? I don't think "set" has an agent theta role. However, all ...
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Is there a "logical background" theory to explain control-flow similarity in virtually all human languages?

In programming there are two very common aspects of logical operators and conditioning (I assume the border between the two isn't always well defined). Logical operators would include, for example: ...
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She made Jerry out to be famous. ['raising to object' construction?]

(1) She made Jerry out to be famous. In linguistics literature such as here, this sentence was used as an example of 'raising to object' where 'Jerry' raises to object of the matrix clause while ...
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Syntax tree for object control construction

I'm trying to figure out how to draw a syntax tree for this sentence: Sue reminded Mary to water the plants. I think this is object control, and should be analyzed this way: Sue [IP -ed [VP remind [...
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How is it possible for a single sentence to have both a raising to subject verb and an object control verb?

Basically what it says in the title. How would a sentence with both be parsed?
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Do nonfinite (adverbial) adjunct clauses have to be controlled?

Some examples of nonfinite adverbial clauses: Susan left me [without having said goodbye] [Being a trained boxer] Cathy always forces Mark to his knees with ease [Green with envy] John ...
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What is the difference between Equi and Raising predicates?

For an essay I am writing I have to discuss Control relations, such as clause constructions and control verbs of embedded clauses in sentences and I need to discuss in more detail lexically determined ...
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Can a control verb simultaneously be a raising verb?

For example, take believes, which is a raising to object verb. However, employing various selection tests, you can observe that believes selects an experiencer subject: #the cat believes to be out ...
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