Hittite <i>pai-</i> ‘go’ and <i>uwa-</i> ‘come’ as Restructuring Verbs
The present article provides a new syntactic analysis of the Hittite phraseological construction involving the verbs <i>pai-</i> ‘go’ or <i>uwa-</i> ‘come’ and a second finite verb. Most approaches have treated the construction as monoclausal in terms of verb serialization (Garrett 1990). This study will take a different approach, arguing that <i>pai-</i> and <i>uwa-</i> select a phrasal complement. The features that apparently set the construction apart from other cases of embedding in Hittite will be explained as effects of Restructuring (Rizzi 1982), a phenomenon Hittite also exhibits outside of the construction in question. It will further be argued that <i>uwa-</i> functions as a raising verb while <i>pai-</i> functions as a control verb, accounting for the differences in syntactic behavior between the two.