New answers tagged

1 vote

definition of c-command and government

1 matters if your theory requires non-branching nodes. For example, some theories of syntax insist that every phrase have a separate XP and X level (and sometimes also an X' level in the middle), even ...
  • 54.2k
4 votes

How come you can say "I am glad that ...", but you can't say "I am fine that ..."

This can be explained with subcategorization features. It's pretty clear that words fall into a handful of broad categories that behave in pretty much the same way. For example, there are a lot of ...
  • 54.2k

Top 50 recent answers are included