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Arguments and Case

Explaining Burzio’s Generalization

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  • Editor(s): Eric Reuland 1
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    Affiliations: 1: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date September 2000
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027299215
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/la.34

Abstract

The ideas presented by the contributions in this volume originated in a workshop on Burzio&#8217;s generalization. Burzio&#8217;s Generalization (BG) states that a verb which does not assign an external theta-role to its subject does not assign structural accusative Case to an object and conversely. It connects cross-linguistic similarities between e.g. passives, raising verbs, and unaccusatives. However, it does so by linking very different properties of a predicate. This raises fundamental questions about its theoretical status. The contributions in this volume explore BG&#8217;s theoretical basis. A consensus emerges that BG is, in fact, an epiphenomenon, due to the interaction of different principles of grammar. Moreover, the contributions show a striking convergence as to how BG is ultimately derived. The results obtained make a significant contribution to the further development of theories of Case and thematic relations. <br />

Subjects: Syntax; Generative linguistics

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