On the Phi-Features of the Implicit Argument in the Passive
Chris Collins
November 2018

Using the distribution of reflexives and bound pronouns, this paper investigates the phi-features of the implicit argument of the short passive in English. I show that there are three cases: (a) null versions of generic one and you, (b) a null existential quantifier expression lacking phi-features, and (c) a null definite pro with any combination of phi-features.
Format: [ pdf ]
Reference: lingbuzz/004331
(please use that when you cite this article)
Published in: none
keywords: implicit argument, passive, reflexive, generic, existential, bound possessor pronouns, syntax
Downloaded:365 times


[ edit this article | back to article list ]