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Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic$
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Roland Hinterhölzl

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195308211

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.001.0001

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Coherent Infinitives in German

Coherent Infinitives in German

(p.129) 5 Coherent Infinitives in German
Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Roland Hinterhölzl (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter provides two empirical arguments against a monoclausal account of restructuring. It shows that adverbs in restructuring contexts can co-occur in an order that is impossible in simple sentences. It shows that the binding properties in restructuring infinitives differ from the binding properties of simple clauses. It demonstrates that the binding properties of coherent infinitives of ECM-verbs differ from the binding properties of ditransitive verbs. It argues that the binding properties of ECM-infinitives follow directly if it is assumed that ECM-infinitives comprise more than one TP. It demonstrates that a biclausal approach can account for the properties of the infinitival complements of modals and ECM-verbs as well as for the rather idiosyncratic properties of to-infinitives in coherent constructions. On the other hand, it argues that Haider's treatment of coherent to-infinitives is incapable of accounting for the properties of coherent constructions of modals and ECM-verbs.

Keywords:   monoclausal account, restructuring, simple sentence, infinitives, binding properties, biclausal approach, modals

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