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Table 4.

Licit and illicit arguments of experiencer verbs in ECs, with explanations

StatusSubjectObjectExplanation
a. ✓ [+A]  [+A] SU obtains a structural Case value from C. 
b. ✓ [−A]  [−A] SU has no uCase needing a value; raising to Spec,Foc satisfies the raising requirement in (55). 
c. ✓ [−A] [−A] [−A] SU and OB have no uCase features. SU meets (55) by raising to Spec,Foc, and OB satisfies (55) parasitically. 
d. ✓ [−A] CP [−A] SU and CP OB have no uCase to require values. SU meets (55) by raising to Spec,Foc. 
e. ✓ [+A] CP [+A] SU gets Case from C. CP OB needs no uCase. 
f. x [+A] [+A] FocP strategy is ruled out by (63). [+A] SU can get Case in situ from C but [+A] OB’s uCase cannot be valued. 
g. x [−A] [+A] [−A] SU has no uCase and can meet (55) by raising to Spec,Foc, but [+A] OB either lacks a needed Case value or gets one from Foc that is illicit under (63).a 
h. x [+A] [−A] [+A] SU gets Case from C. [−A] OB cannot satisfy (55). 
a

This account might lead one to expect that the structural Case licenser that we identified in section 4.2.3 as C could Case-value a [+A] object across a [−A] subject. We assume that (defective) intervention prevents this.

 
StatusSubjectObjectExplanation
a. ✓ [+A]  [+A] SU obtains a structural Case value from C. 
b. ✓ [−A]  [−A] SU has no uCase needing a value; raising to Spec,Foc satisfies the raising requirement in (55). 
c. ✓ [−A] [−A] [−A] SU and OB have no uCase features. SU meets (55) by raising to Spec,Foc, and OB satisfies (55) parasitically. 
d. ✓ [−A] CP [−A] SU and CP OB have no uCase to require values. SU meets (55) by raising to Spec,Foc. 
e. ✓ [+A] CP [+A] SU gets Case from C. CP OB needs no uCase. 
f. x [+A] [+A] FocP strategy is ruled out by (63). [+A] SU can get Case in situ from C but [+A] OB’s uCase cannot be valued. 
g. x [−A] [+A] [−A] SU has no uCase and can meet (55) by raising to Spec,Foc, but [+A] OB either lacks a needed Case value or gets one from Foc that is illicit under (63).a 
h. x [+A] [−A] [+A] SU gets Case from C. [−A] OB cannot satisfy (55). 
a

This account might lead one to expect that the structural Case licenser that we identified in section 4.2.3 as C could Case-value a [+A] object across a [−A] subject. We assume that (defective) intervention prevents this.

 
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