University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics


In this short paper, I present some arguments against the view of Partial Control as held within the framework of the Agree Theory of Control (Landau, 2000, 2004, 2007). It is shown that the Agree-centered scenario does not stand up under closer scrutiny. On the whole, the paper does not develop a novel theory of the relevant phenomenon. The purpose of this paper is more modest. It merely points to the existence of PC conundrums. However, by presenting these challenges, it provokes some questions concerning the overall validity of the ATC.