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Title:When quantifiers agree in person: Anomalous agreement in Bantu
Author(s):Jerro, Kyle
Subject(s):Linguistics
Syntax
Bantu
Agreement
Quantifiers
Morphology
Kinyarwanda
Abstract:The distribution of person, number, and gender features across languages follows certain cross-linguistic tendencies; one such tendency is that person agreement is often reserved for agreement between a noun and verb. Certain Bantu languages, however, reject this tendency by allowing person agreement on post-nominal quantifiers. The current analysis accounts for this seemingly anomalous case of agreement by tying the historical evolution of agreement morphology with the observation that these seemingly anomalous quantifiers have certain structural parallels with verb phrases.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2013: 21-36
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45111
ISSN:0049-2388
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 Kyle Jerro
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-07-02


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