Exploring Case Assignation in Exceptional Case Marking Clauses: An Open Theoretical Discussion in Minimalist Syntax.

Student thesis: Final degree project (TFG)


Case assignation in Exceptional Case Marking clauses has posed a challenge for generative syntacticians. The dissertation aims at critically reviewing the most noticeable literature on this phenomenon. The inability of the Government and Binding Theory and the Minimalist Program to evade exceptionality has encouraged new analysis, the default case hypothesis being a relevant case-licensing strategy. Its validity is examined jointly with Accusativus cum Infinitivo, a comparable construction in Latin. The paper concludes that exceptionality cannot yet be repaired, and therefore much more research needs to be conducted.
Date of Award2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorSusagna Tubau Muntaña (Director)

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