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Since the imperative test reacts only on the argument status this test is unreliable in that the sufficient condition, perfective intransitivity, is not met. Criterion 4: The past participle should turn up as an adjectival modifier to an object argument. EV subjects are underlying objects. Cf. (10) (inch = inchoative/fientive): (10) a. *ru-shui (le) de Vivian enter-sleep perf rel Vivian ‘the asleep-fallen Vivian’ b. c. having Vivian’ Note that (10a–c) are distributed on a cline of acceptability.

2 (10) a. Hij is maar op één jongen maar boos geweest. b. Hij is maar op één jongen boos geweest. c. Hij is op één jongen maar boos geweest. he is only at one boy only angry been 4. ii) it was stated that focus particles raise overtly because they are quantifiers, that is relations between two arguments. g. CP, DP, NumP, PP) only have one argument in their base position. Raising is necessary to find the second argument. What kind of relation focus particles express and what kind of arguments they take can be most easily demonstrated with class I particles.

Bayer, Bader & Meng 2001). ’ It is important to notice that the deletion operation is not functionally grounded. The deleted material in (3) and (4) would be fully recoverable: schaden demands dative case, and whenever sich aufregen takes a PP argument, this PP will invariably be headed by the preposition über. Without pronoun drop it would be hard to explain the example in (5) which I heard someone say. ’ (German) Extraction of Bier from PP would violate the ban on P-stranding. According to a well-known analysis that has been suggested in Koster (1978) for subject sentences, (5) receives a natural explanation which is in harmony with the fact that P can be stranded when its complement is an R-pronoun.

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