Adverbs as V-Sisters
Larson (1988) analyzes the asymmetrical c-command relations between V-objects (DO and 10) as subject-complement (or subject-adjunct) asymmetries within VPs. In this squib, I extend this analysis to other VP-internal asymmetries, demonstrating that object-adverb asymmetries can also be explained as subject-nonsubject asymmetries. Through my analysis, I show that a VP with a V-object and a V-modifying adverbial has the D- Structure representation given in (1), where the object is the subject of the embedded VP and where the adverbial is the sister of the verb in V'.
Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 654-661.