By Anna-Lena Wiklund
Tense/Mood/Aspect-agreeing Infinitivals is an in-depth research of the syntax of verb-verb contract phenomena in Swedish, together with pseudocoordinations of the shape John began and wrote 'John all started writing' and double participles of the shape John had been-able written 'John were in a position to write'. offering proof from evidence pertaining to extraction, locality, choice, and interpretation, the ebook argues that the appropriate building varieties all contain floor variations of "infinitives in disguise"; infinitivals that accept as true with the matrix clause in tense/mood/aspect. Arguments are provided in favour of taking the dependencies underlying the contract to be situations of Agree among useful heads of an analogous label, a configuration that yields restructuring/clause-union. the most theoretical contributions of the ebook are : (i) contract is proportional to practical constitution: the potential of "copying" a selected morphosyntactic shape is contingent at the presence of the corresponding practical projection within the agreeing XP. (ii) dimension fidelity among restructuring/non-restructuring infinitivals: the class chosen through a verb may perhaps stay consistent among restructuring and non-restructuring configurations. it is recommended that an enormous point of restructuring can be alternation among unmarked (negatively distinct) good points and unvalued sorts of a similar good points, taking pictures homes reminiscent of "tenselessness", "finitelessness", and so on. of restructuring infinitivals. The ebook is a crucial contribution to the syntax of infinitival clauses, the syntax of clause-union/restructuring, and extra normally to the syntax of contract phenomena in traditional language. moreover, it offers a basic reference resource for an individual attracted to the syntax of Swedish and different Scandinavian languages.