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Title:Basque clitics in morphosyntax
Author(s):Ecay, Aaron
Subject(s):Linguistics
Syntax
Morphology
Basque
Abstract:This paper addresses the question of φ-feature marking in Basque. Basque finite verbs display an uncommonly large number of morphemes which covary with the φ -features of the absolutive, ergative, and dative arguments as well as (in some dialects) the gender of the addressee. Recent work (Preminger 2009; Arregi & Nevins 2012) has addressed the question of how these morphemes are derived. In taking up this question, I conclude that there is a full complement of clitics (absolutive, dative, ergative, addressee), as well as an agreement probe which spells out the number of the absolutive.
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: 53-67
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46432
ISSN:0049-2388
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 Aaron Ecay
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-12-12


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