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Agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus Construction: The Facts

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the central empirical domain explored in the monograph: agreement in the Agent-Focus (AF) construction of the Kichean languages. The chapter begins with a general discussion of ... More


The Affirmative Answer to the Existential Question and the Person Affecting Restriction

Gustaf Arrhenius

in Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199684908
eISBN:
9780191765223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684908.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The person affecting restriction states that one outcome can only be better than another if it is better for someone. The existential question concerns whether existence can be better or worse for a ... More


On “Salience” Hierarchies and Scales

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents five arguments against direct reference to scales/hierarchies of ‘salience’ in the account of agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus (AF) construction. The first four of these ... More


The evolution of inherent Case in the diachrony of Greek

Dimitris Michelioudakis

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Despite the loss of the dative as a morphologically distinct case in Greek, dative arguments still display a syntactic behaviour befitting inherently Case‐marked arguments. Nevertheless, there are ... More


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