SYNTAX: case which is assigned in a certain structural configuration, depending on government (and adjacency) only
(as opposed to inherent case).
EXAMPLE: it has been proposed that a verb assigns structural Accusative case to its NP complement, and that Nominative case is assigned by the finite inflection INFL to the canonical subject position [NP,IP]. More recently, structural case is identified with case assignment to the specifier in a specific kind of AGRP.
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1991)|
Chomsky, N. (1986a)