nullness

nullness

(ˈnʌlnəs)
n
the fact of being null or of being or constituting nothing
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These tests include the occurrence of aspectual markers and modals as AUX in finite but not in nonfinite clauses, the obligatory nullness of the subject of the nonfinite clause (Huang 1988 [1982], (1) 1984, 1987, 1989), the cooccurrence constraint, and the licensing of negative polarity items (Y.
We think that the obligatory nullness of the subject of the embedded clause subcategorized by the persuade-type verbs is lexicosemantically motivated since its reference is determined by the lexicosemantics of the verbs involved.
nonfinite distinction, and the obligatory nullness of the subjects of the embedded clauses subcategorized for by the persuade-type verbs is often implicitly regarded as a piece of independent evidence to suggest the existence of nonfinite clauses in Chinese.