Acknowledgements. New horizons in the analysis of Control and Raising: Looking out over the horizon By William D. Davies & Stanley Dubinsky. New views of Raising: Raising in DP Revisited By Ivy Sichel. The late development of Raising: What children seem to think about seem By Christopher Hirsch & Ken Wexler. Raising of major arguments in Korean and Japanese By James Yoon. Raising or Control in Greek: Not really ECM, not exactly control: The 'quasi ECM' construction in Greek By George Kotzoglou & Dimitra Papangeli. Control in Greek: It's another good move By Konstantia Kapetangianni & T. Daniel Seely. Finiteness and Control in Greek By Vassilios Spyropoulos. Control in Romance: Moving forward with Romanian Backward Control and Raising By Gabriela Alboiu. Agreement and Flotation in Romance Control Configurations By Cilene Rodrigues. Null subjects in Brazilian Portuguese and Finnish: they are not derived by movement By Marcello Modesto. Extensions and alternatives to the MTC: On non-obligatory control By Cedric Boeckx & Norbert Hornstein. Control and Wh infinitivals By Michael Barrie. Control via selection By Johan Rooryck. Movement resistant aspects of Control By Idan Landau. Indices.
Raising and control have figured in every comprehensive model of syntax for forty years. Recent renewed attention to them makes this collection a timely one. The contributions, representing some of the most exciting recent work, address many fundamental research questions. What beside the canonical constructions might be subject to raising or control analyses? What constructions traditionally treated as raising or control might not actually be so? What classes of control must be recognized? How do tense, agreement, or clausal completeness figure in their distribution? The chapters address these and other relevant issues, and bring new empirical data into focus.
Finely detailed empirical studies on control and raising
Introduction of novel data for inclusion in theory construction
The very latest theoretical developments in control and raising
Provides a general overview of the general direction of current syntactic inquiry into the nature of these constructions