MORPHOLOGY: a constraint proposed in Selkirk (1982) which says that the
subject argument of a lexical item may not be satisfied in compound structure.
This constraint is meant to account for the observation that the subject (or
external argument) of a verb cannot function as the non-head in a
EXAMPLE: next to the sentence the girl swims we do not find
the synthetic compound *girl-swimming.
|LIT.||Roeper, T. and D. Siegel (1978)|
Selkirk, E. O. (1982a)
Spencer, A. (1991)