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1999. Multiple case checking. Syntax 2:2: 65-79. Boeckx, C. and N. Hornstein. 2003. Reply to ‘Control is not movement’. Linguistics Inquiry 34: 269-280. Borer, H. 1989. Anaphoric AGR. In The Null Subject Parameter, O. Jaeggli and K. J. ), 69-109. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Carstens, V. 2003. Rethinking complementizer agreement: Agree with a case-checked goal. Linguistic Inquiry 34: 393-413. Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht: Foris. Chomsky, N. 2000. Minimalist inquiries: The framework.

G. Bejar and Massam 1999, Ura 2000, among others). If multiple Case checking turned out to be available, we might have to reconsider some of our claims. In addition, there is a weaker version of this approach which also needs to be dismissed. Specifically, Carstens (2003) has recently argued that Case-checked DPs remain active until the 29 30 Gabriela Alboiu phase is shipped off to the interface levels. Consequently, while I have shown that in the absence of a C-T relationship at the complement level, the embedded subject DP is accessible to matrix probes, separate evidence against multiple Case-checking and/or Case-checking in the embedded domain is needed to strengthen the claim that Case is not a property of agreement.

Michaels and J. ), 89-147. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press. Chomsky, N. 2001a. Derivation by phase. In Ken Hale: A life in language, M. ), 1- 52. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press. Chomsky, N. 2001b. Beyond explanatory adequacy. MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics 20. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT. Chomsky, N. and H. Lasnik. 1993. The theory of principles and parameters. In The Minimalist Program, N. Chomsky, 13-128, Cambridge MA: The MIT Press. 37 38 Gabriela Alboiu Cornilescu, A. 1997.

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