El orden de las causativas en Ibero-Romance
Andrés Saab, Francisco Ordóñez
April 2018
 

We explore the distribution of causee subjects in Catalunya and Porteño Spanish and propose that the option of placing causees in pre-infinitive position (an option not attested in French, Catalan or Italian) is the direct result of movement by scrambling to a designated position in the matrix vP edge. The surface reflex of such a position is Differential Object Marking.
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keywords: causatives, spanish, microvariation, romance, syntax, syntax
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