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Linguistic Inquiry

Summer 2001, Vol. 32, No. 3, Pages 493-512
(doi: 10.1162/002438901750372531)
© 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Control Is Not Movement
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Abstract

We present arguments against Hornstein's recent movement theory of control. Such a theory can be sustained only if a restricted subset of the data is considered. We review additional data that show that the position of the controller is determined at least in part by semantic constraints. A semantic account captures the generalizations in a manner impossible for a syntactic account.