Subject Inversion in French: Equality and Inequality in LFG
Annie Zaenen et Ronald M. Kaplan
We reanalyze the data presented in Bonami, Godard and Marandin (1999), Bonami and Godard (2001) and Marandin (2001) in an LFG framework and show that the facts about Stylistic Inversion fall out of the LFG treatment of equality. This treatment, however, necessitates a different approach to object-control and object-raising constructions. We treat these as cases of subsumption and suggest that subsumption, not equality, might be the default way of modeling this type of relation across languages.