Proposed Theoretical Hypotheses from Across the Discipline
Clausal Typing Hypothesis
“Every clause needs to be typed. In the case of typing a wh-question, either a wh-particle in C0 is used or else fronting of a wh-word to the Spec of C0 is used, thereby typing a clause through C0 by Spec-head agreement.”
Split INFL Hypothesis
IP should be decomposed into two separate projections: TP and AGRP.
Uniformity of Theta-Assignment Hypothesis
Identical thematic relationships between predicates and their arguments are syntactically represented by identical structural relationships.
VP-Internal Subject Hypothesis
Subjects are base-generated in Spec, VP.
VP is dominated by the projection of a little v, which assigns an external theta role.