Speaker Series: Richard Kayne

Oct 1, 2015 at - | IRCS Conference Room


Richard Kayne (NYU)—Syntax.

Although the English complementizers that and for are generally taken to be elements that are externally merged high in the CP area, I will argue that English for (like English that) is not a complementizer in anything like the standard sense of the term, and will suggest that there are principled reasons why it could not be.