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