Abstract

We examine the three categories of empirical argument that Landau (2003) puts forward against a movement theory of control (MTC): overgeneration cases, alleged arguments in favor of an MTC, and raising/control contrasts. We show that the problems cited either have plausible alternative analyses that leave the MTC unscathed or, in fact, are not nearly as dire for the MTC as Landau supposes. We conclude that the "standard" theory enjoys no obvious empirical advantages over the MTC and that the MTC is superior on conceptual and methodological grounds.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9150
Print ISSN
0024-3892
Pages
pp. 431-452
Launched on MUSE
2004-07-22
Open Access
No
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