A smuggling approach to the passive in english

Chris Collins

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    Abstract

    I propose a theory of the passive that combines aspects of the principles and parameters analysis (no specific rules, no downward movement) and Chomsky's (1957) Syntactic Structures analysis (the arguments in the passive are generated in the same positions as they are in the active).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)81-120
    Number of pages40
    JournalSyntax
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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