Before turning to these extralinguistic properties, I analyze the correlation between the anteposition or postposition of [NP.sub.2] and the dynamicity of the second constituent of the InfC, namely the infinitive itself.
Before concluding this article, I would like to stress that the observed correlations between on the one hand visual perception, the nonsentential nature of the InfC and the postposition of [NP.sub.2] and, on the other hand, between auditory perception, the sentential nature of the InfC and the anteposition of [NP.sub.2] are prototypical correlations which certainly allow exceptions.
It is the general anteposition in French that causes this rather high number of anteposed nondynamic N[P.sub.2]s.
However, the high number of postverbal N[P.sub.2]s with unergative (66.8%) infinitives in Spanish (Table 9) can be explained by the general postposition tendency of this language; the small difference between postposition and anteposition of N[P.sub.2]s accompanied by unaccusative infinitives in French (Table 10) can be explained by the general anteposition of that language.
Keenan (1976) proposes a series of formal indicators of the subject function: verbal agreement, nominative case markings and anteposition.