Complementation and Case Grammar
A Syntactic and Semantic Study of Selected Patterns of Complementation in Present-Day English
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This book offers a new and compendious account of important verbal patterns in present-day English. Serving as a central source of data, it updates and refines earlier research contributing to the syntactic and semantic description of English. Rudanko establishes an original framework, and systematically analyzes patterns of complementation using the tool of case grammar. The examination of Control, or EQUI, is a common theme and an important problem for transformationalists, and English syntacticians will value Rudanko's work on infinitive complements.
Juhani Rudanko is Associate Professor of English Philology at the University of Tampere, Finland.
"It is thorough, filled with observations, and written with care." — Robert Fiengo, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
"It gives a very complete coverage of the class of verbs which are being considered, rather than just a few selected examples. Careful attention is given to previous scholarship on this topic. The semantic classification of the verbs in terms of desideration, intention, and endeavor seems useful and insightful. There are some interesting new insights, including the classification of verbs into the semantic categories of desideration, intention, and endeavor, and the relationship of this classification to the strength of the agentivity requirement on the complement subject." — Mary Clark, University of New Hampshire