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Pro in Hebrew subject inversion

ContributorsShlonsky, Urorcid
Published inLinguistic inquiry, vol. 21, no. 2, p. 263-275
Publication date1990

In this article I examine the properties of the pro module of Universal Grammar that are responsible for licensing null expletives. On the basis of facts from Hebrew, I argue that the features needed in order to identify a null subject may be assigned not only by Infl but from any phonologically discrete element in pro's CHAIN that bears?-features. This analysis thus lends support to Rizzi's (1986) dissociation of the formal licensing of pro and its identification.

  • Null subject
  • Hebrew
  • Inversion
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SHLONSKY, Ur. Pro in Hebrew subject inversion. In: Linguistic inquiry, 1990, vol. 21, n° 2, p. 263–275.
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ISSN of the journal0024-3892

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