The Theta-Criterion, UTAH and the Projection of External Arguments in the Passive
Chris Collins
December 2018
 

In this paper, I discuss the projection of external arguments with active and passive verbs in English. I show that the options for projecting external arguments are severely limited by the Theta-Criterion.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004351
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keywords: passive, external argument, by-phrase, theta-criterion, implicit arguments, utah, semantics, syntax
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