Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, 'Upward' Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case.

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    • Abstract:
      There are at least four opposing views on the directionality and configuration of Agree relations. In mainstream minimalism, Agree is strictly downward 'probing' (Chomsky , ; Bošković ; Epstein & Seely ), but some recent works argue that Agree always looks upward (Zeijlstra , Wurmbrand ). A third perspective takes agreement to follow from the Spec-head configuration (Koopman ), and under a fourth proposal, the directionality of Agree varies parametrically (Baker ). Although each approach has some empirical support, none achieves the strict conceptual necessity that is a central goal of minimalist theory. I argue, following Epstein's () approach to c-command, that a downward directionality for Agree follows automatically and necessarily from the bottom-to-top construction of syntactic objects. But if a uF does not find any source of valuation in its c-command domain at first Merge, directionality-free matching and delayed valuation are possible up to the point of cyclic Transfer. The approach eliminates several stipulations from agreement theory, deducing that the uFs making goals 'active' in Agree relations are simply those that find no match in their c-command domains at Merge. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Southern Illinois University, Department of Linguistics, 3232 Faner Hall, Carbondale IL 62901, USA
    • Full Text Word Count:
      15984
    • ISSN:
      1368-0005
    • Accession Number:
      10.1111/synt.12116
    • Accession Number:
      112506124
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    • ABNT:
      CARSTENS, V. Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case. Syntax, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 1–42, 2016. DOI 10.1111/synt.12116. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=aph&AN=112506124. Acesso em: 7 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Carstens V. Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case. Syntax. 2016;19(1):1-42. doi:10.1111/synt.12116.
    • APA:
      Carstens, V. (2016). Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case. Syntax, 19(1), 1–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/synt.12116
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carstens, Vicki. 2016. “Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, ‘Upward’ Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case.” Syntax 19 (1): 1–42. doi:10.1111/synt.12116.
    • Harvard:
      Carstens, V. (2016) ‘Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case’, Syntax, 19(1), pp. 1–42. doi: 10.1111/synt.12116.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carstens, V 2016, ‘Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case’, Syntax, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1–42, viewed 7 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Carstens, Vicki. “Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, ‘Upward’ Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case.” Syntax, vol. 19, no. 1, Mar. 2016, pp. 1–42. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/synt.12116.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carstens, Vicki. “Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, ‘Upward’ Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case.” Syntax 19, no. 1 (March 2016): 1–42. doi:10.1111/synt.12116.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carstens V. Delayed Valuation: A Reanalysis of Goal Features, “Upward” Complementizer Agreement, and the Mechanics of Case. Syntax [Internet]. 2016 Mar [cited 2020 Jun 7];19(1):1–42. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=aph&AN=112506124