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On Raising: An Inquiry Into One Rule of English Grammar and Its Theoretical Implications

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Arguing the claim that English has a Raising rule that produces derived main clause objects.

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  • On Raising: An Inquiry Into One Rule of English Grammar and Its Theoretical Implications (MIT Press (MA)) – Trade paperback (1978)
    by Paul M Postal

    On Raising: An Inquiry Into One Rule of English Grammar and Its Theoretical Implications

    Trade paperback, MIT Press (MA)
    1978
    English
    464 pages

    ISBN: 0262660415
    ISBN-13: 9780262660419

    For some time it has been generally accepted by students of English grammar that a rule of Raising exists and that it functions to produce derived main clause subjects. Following Rosenbaum's work, it has also been widely accepted that this rule functions in a specified class of cases to derive main clause objects. However, in recent work, Chomsky has rejected the view that there is any Raising rule that produces derived main clause objects. According to his latest position, only the derived subject function of the rule is ... Show more

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