The GB theory and raising in Rumanian

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An implicit prediction of N. Chomsky's government & binding theory (Lectures on Government and Binding, Dordrecht: Foris, 1981) is that in a pro-drop language where agreement-containing complement clauses without complementizers are allowed, raising should be possible both from infinitival complements & from complementizerless Agr-containing clauses. While the structures of previously examined languages have not met the criteria to allow testing of this prediction, Romanian is shown to have the proper clause structure. The prediction is shown to be testable & to be empirically confirmed by the Romanian data. 1 Reference. B. Annesser
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-353
Number of pages6
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984


  • Subjunctive mood
  • Squibs and Discussion
  • Linguistic complements
  • Predicates
  • Adverbials
  • Grammatical clauses
  • Verbs
  • Romanian language
  • syntax
  • subject raising rule
  • government binding theory


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