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If the object is the proximate argument, the verb is inverse (marked by ku), as in (8b). First and second persons are always proximate with respect to third persons: (8) a. k-ciksotuw-a-nnu-k 2-listen to TA-DIR-1P-3P “we (Incl) listen to them” b. k-ciksota-ku-nnu-k 2-listen to TA-INV-1P-3P “they listen to us (Incl)” Direct Inverse Accounts that treat the alternation in (8) in terms of syntactic markedness crucially assume that the direct is the unmarked and the inverse the marked member of the direct/inverse opposition.

Oxford: OUP. Landau, I. 1999. Elements of Control. PhD dissertation, MIT. Landau, I. 2003. Movement out of control. Linguistic Inquiry 34: 471-499. Landau, I. 2004. The scale of finiteness and the calculus of control. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22: 811-877. Ledgeway, A. 1998. Variation in the Romance infinitive: The case of the southern Calabrian inflected infinitive. Transactions of the Philological Society 96: 1-61. Manzini, R. and A. Roussou. 2000. A minimalist theory of A-movement and control.

Are we in Agreement? reading is available. a vrut [să vină Victor mîine]. ’ 24. Note that Dative DPs do not passivize in Romanian. 25. Not all languages behave in this manner. Cuervo (2003) shows that Dative experiencers block raising in Spanish and argues for a raising-as-control analysis for these constructions. Incidentally, the complement clauses in these cases are taken to be CPs rather than TPs. References Alboiu, G. 2002. The Features of Movement in Romanian. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press.

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