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Unformatted text preview: v e N P T ’ Bill(j) T V P t o t ( j ) V ’ V AdjP be tired In (2) ‘believe’ does NOT assign a theta-role to Bill, just the accusative case. You can see that by replacing Bill with an expletive or with an idiom chunk: 2 (2’) John believes there to be a riot John believes the cat to be out of the bag...
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- Spring '09
- Latin, Accusative case, idiom chunk, NP John