DFKI-LT - The Passive as a Lexical Rule

Stefan Müller
The Passive as a Lexical Rule
in: Daniel Flickinger, Andreas Kathol (eds.):
1 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Pages 247-266, Berkeley, University of California, CA, USA, CSLI, 2000
In this paper I show that object to subject raising approaches as suggested by Pollard (1994) and Müller (1999) are problematic since they cannot account for adjective formation in a satisfying way. The approach by Heinz and Matiasek (1994), which is a formalization of Haider's (1986) ideas, cannot account for modal infinitives and control. I develop a lexical rule based approach and it will be shown that this approach also extends to tricky cases of remote passive.
Files: BibTeX, Muller:2000:PLR.pdf