A vocabulary and outlines of grammar of the Nitlakapamuk or by J B Good PDF

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In (31 ), the NP is internal to IP. It is presumably located in Spec of IP (or Spec of AGR, if I is split), and functions as a subject. Sentence (29) is ambiguous: it can have a topic reading or a subject reading. The structures involved are given in (32a) and (32b), respectively: (32) a. CP b. awlaad AGRP AGR' ~ ~ The next subsection is devoted to analyzing the properties of these two structures as well as their distribution. 1. Referential Properties of Topics and Subjects Preverbal subjects and topics (in the intended sense) have referential properties which set them apart.

In order to account for this difference, precedence must play a role in constraining antecedent-pronoun relationships, as I have suggested earlier. Further evidence for the relevance of precedence comes from the grammaticality judgments in the following constructions (under the coreference reading): (24) a. -like-indic-him mother-nom Zayd-gen Literally: likes him Zayd's mother. b. f -like-indic-him Zayd's mother likes him. c. *wajad-tu jaar-a-hu cinda zayd-in found-/ neighbour-ace-his with Zayd-gen Literally: I found his neighbour with Zayd.

V-to-I raising is motivated by morphological as well as conceptual considerations. As for Subject raising, it is triggered by the occurrence of 16 WORD ORDER, AGREEMENT, AND CASE 17 rich AGR on the verb. Poor agreement prevents such an operation from taking place, thus resulting in a VSO structure. Part of this chapter is devoted to investigating how and why this correlation between word order and agreement types holds. Moreover, cross-linguistic distribution of rich and poor AGR is analyzed, together with the distribution of thematic subjects in preverbal or postverbal positions.

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