3.1. Licensing of the VP-Adverbs The predictions of the VP-adverb adjunction possibilities repeated in (16) were done correctly. (16) The syntax of the VP-adverbs distribution a.
Come to the left or right of the main verb (V’) as adjunctions These adjunctions happen in the V? government domain. It could be indicated that the adjunctions to the VP is not a position in the V? government domain. So the encoded configurations in fall out in (22b), although in the government domain a VP-adverb adjoining to the V? complement would be seen, which is excluded by the Adjunction Prohibition (Chomsky 1986, McCloskey 1992), that does not allow a lexical head to be adjoined.
3.2. Licensing of the S-Adverb S-adverbs distribution in (15) shows that: (15)Syntactically distribution of the S-adverbs a.
Adjunct to the lest of the IPb. Adjunct to the left of the I’c. Adjunct to the lest of the VPThe adjoined adverb to the VP by I? is in the I? government domain (15c). The adjoined adverb to I’ is clearly in I? government domain (15b). Right adjunction is another additional position in the I? government domain that did not considered previously.
The proposal of licensing foresees that the S-adverbs can be adjoined to the right such as the VP-adverbs and, in fact, is permitted. Generally there need to be a pause before the adverb, as in (24), and therefore the prediction is fulfilled. (24)a.
John has lost his wallet, presumably. b. Mary believes that there is something horrible in the courtyard, supposedly. c. John gets rid of the mice in the house, apparently. d. Mary wins the game most likely. (15a), the last position of IP-adjoined is ruled out incorrectly.
The S-adverb adjunction to the IP is not permitted as adverbs in this position would not be in the I? government domain. It has been already observed that for the V? and VP-adverbs this is the correct result. There are two options in hand based on the government definition: 1. The IP-adjoined position is not basically an adverb position. The adverbs shown here is moved to the IP-adjoined site from elsewhere.
2. The IP-adjoined position is basically an adverb position and is licensed by another head. In this paper, the most favorable alternative is the second one and I will shed the light on it in the following section. 3.3. Licensing from C? Like adjoined adverbs to VP being in the I? government, those adjoined to IP would be in the C? government domain, as illustrated in (25).